Chair of the council
Councillor Linda Chilton took over the role of Chair of the council in May 2017.
As Chair, Councillor Chilton takes on the official chain of office and presides over council meetings, which take place at Matlock in the council chamber at County Hall on Smedley Street six times a year.
In addition to ensuring the smooth running of council meetings, the Chair is an ambassador and figurehead for the county council across the whole of Derbyshire. The ambassador role extends the length and breadth of Derbyshire with the exception of the city of Derby which, as a unitary authority, is responsible for all its own local government functions.