The new chairman of the district of the Derbyshire Dales is councillor Judith Twigg.
Cllr Twigg, of Bakewell, has been a member of Derbyshire Dales District Council since 1983. She succeeds Jennifer Radford.
Cllr Twigg, who is also a county councillor, will represent the Dales at more than 200 functions throughout the coming year.
She was chairman of the district previously in 1992 and, as a mayor of Bakewell on three occasions, she has now held a chain of office five times.
Cllr Twigg named two local causes – Bakewell All Saints Church roof fund and the Bakewell Community Trust - as the beneficiaries of the Chairman’s fund-raising efforts in 2010/11.