The Ascension Island Council is an elected body that provides advice to the Administrator on matters relating to the governance of Ascension Island. As a result of changes in the constitutional arrangements for Ascension Island, the first Island Council of seven members was elected and took office on 1 November 2002. Current councillors are Samantha Arms-Lawrence, Jacqui Ellick, Kitty George and Nicholas John, elected on 1 September 2016 and Terence Young who was elected on 30 November 2017.
Councillor Jacqueline Ellick
Jacqui spent the majority of her childhood years on Ascension Island and has lived on the island since 1994. Jacqui is very involved in community and conservation voluntary work being a Justice of the Peace, helping run the Islander Newspaper and with the Turtle Intern Programme in conjunction with the Conservation Office. Jacqui is married with five children and has one granddaughter.
Councillor Keturah George
Kitty was born on St Helena Island in 1970 and lived there until she moved to Ascension in 1990. This is her third term on the Ascension Island Council. She represented the Council at the JMC (then OTCC) in London in December 2011 and is currently working as Shipping Agent with Ascension Island Government. She has two adult sons.
Councillor Nicholas John
Councillor Samantha Arms-Lawrence
Samantha, known as Sue, was born on St Helena and moved to Ascension Island when she worked for Serco on the RAF base in the Visiting Aircraft Handling Section (VAHS). For several years Sue has been the Manageress of The Saints Members Club, a local bar in Georgetown, which is a key venue for the island community. Sue is married with 3 children and is keen on fishing.
Councillor Terence Young
Terence was born on St Helena he came here in 1987 to work on the U.S Base employed by Pan Am, Computer Science Raytheon and now is currently with Wolf Creek Federal Service Inc. as a Senior Communications Operator Repairer. Terence loves being a family man and enjoys all forms of recreation the Island offers from deep sea fishing, diving, racket sports, softball to hiking. Terence is married with twin daughters.
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