“The Labour Group would like to thank Amanda for her service and leadership in this borough. She has spearheaded many initiatives that have driven economy, infrastructure and jobs into this area for over a decade.
“Working with her on various economic, environmental and visitor destination initiatives such as Foundation For Jobs, The South Gare Steering Group, and the Kirkleatham Steering Group, revealed to me her drive and commitment to improve our fortunes, quality of life and well-being in this borough.
“Our gratitude and praise goes out to her for her swift action to pull together staff and resources in readiness, following the collapse of the SSI Redcar Steelworks in 2015. Her actions started before the Task Force team she chaired became active, and ultimately assisted many workers back into work and undoubtedly reduced the hardship on many families.
“On behalf of the Labour Group we wish Amanda a long and happy retirement but knowing her strong work ethic, I imagine that it wont be too long before we see her active and leading on another adventure.”
By Cllr Carl Quartermain