A local Council led organisation, the East Border Region is at the forefront of cross border economic development. The appointment was made at the organisations recent AGM.
Councillor Alan McDowell said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to act as Chair of the East Border Region over the next year. I want to praise my predecessor Councillor Gerald Mallon and hope to continue his success in the role.
“There is a lot of work to be done and over the next year I will lead the board as it focuses on the continued roll out of funding in the region through the INTERREG IVA Programme, lobbying on the framework of the INTERREG VA Programme and developing our links with our colleagues in Europe.
“There is a lot of hard work ahead, but I believe through the team work of the dedicated board the East Border Region Ltd will deliver on all projects. It is an exciting year ahead.”