New Donegal Cathaoirleach, also an ERNACT Board Member!

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For a second consecutive year, an ERNACT Board Member has been elected as Mayor of County Donegal in Ireland.
07 July 2021 - ERNACT  project
On the left, Cllr Jack Murray and his family. On the right, Cllr Rena Donaghey.

The Chairperson of the ERNACT Board, Cllr Jack Murray, has been elected as the new County Donegal Cathaoirleach, ‘First Citizen’ or 'Mayor'. The representative from Buncrana (Donegal), has taken over from Cllr Rena Donaghey, who has been an ERNACT Board Member for over 20 years, after her dedicated service throughout the last 12 months. 

Over the years, Cllr Rena Donaghey has actively supported ERNACT-led international innovation projects to develop digital transformation actions and plans in cities and regions across Europe and Atlantic Canada.

Last year, while Cathaoirleach, she has promoted the development of a digital innovation hub in Inishowen, a first for the Inishowen Peninsula (Donegal, Ireland). The hub will provide state of the art space and facilities for servicing existing tech entrepreneurs, encourage new tech startups and attract remote workers within Inishowen which will create high valued jobs contributing to the economic development of the area.

Cllr Jack Murray joined the ERNACT network in 2019 and, since then, he has been actively involved in decision-making and in disseminating ERNACT's work and achievements. Last year he was elected Chairperson of the ERNACT Board and yesterday, he was elected Cathaoirleach. “I'm privileged to take on the honour of a lifetime as Cathaoirleach of Donegal Council / Mayor of County Donegal”, stated Cllr Jack Murray.

The ERNACT network would like to congratulate both, Cllr Rena Donaghey for her hard work carried out promoting digital innovation during the past year in Donegal and Cllr Jack Murray for his new position as Donegal Cathaoirleach. We wish him all the best for the next 12 months.

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT for further information

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