Jenny thrilled to be Diamond Jubilee mayorBy Laura McCardle
May 28, 2012
Reading's new Mayor Councillor Jenny Rynn said she was “extremely thrilled” to be in her new role at the mayor-making ceremony at Reading Town Hall on Wednesday.
Addressing the audience, her nominator Cllr Tim Harris said: “It’s a great pleasure that in this year, the year of the Diamond Jubilee, the year of the Olympics, that I can propose Cllr Rynn as the Mayor of Reading.
“In the five years I have known Cllr Rynn I am proud to call her a close friend. After serving her year as deputy mayor in 2010 she has a very good grounding for this role.”
Following her election, the Conservative councillor took to the stage to thank outgoing mayor Cllr Deborah Edwards for her “hard work” and the “professional manner” with which she carried out her role. Cllr Edwards will now act as deputy. Cllr Edwards said her year had been joyful and poignant and her new role would be “another great adventure”.
Cllr Rynn also announced the Alzheimer’s Society and Daisy’s Dream as her chosen charities for the year, with the first selected in memory of her father who died three years ago.
She added: “I will carry out the duties of mayor to the best of my abilities and look forward to meeting all of the people of Reading.”