Civic and ceremonial

County Hall

Find out about the role of the Chairman and Lord-Lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant is the King’s representative in the county.

The 2024-25 Chairman is Joe Orson, he is the 48th since the council began in 1889.

The Vice-Chairman for 2023 - 2024 is Joe Orson.

The county council is proud to support members of the Armed Forces and their families in Leicestershire.

In 2005, the council agreed to appoint Honorary Aldermen. The title recognises exceptional service of people who have reached the end of their political careers.

Armed Forces Week will take place from Monday 24 June to Sunday 30 June 2024, and is a way for us to show our support to the Armed Forces family.


King's Award for Enterprise logo

They have been granted the King’s Award for Enterprise

Six groups in Leicestershire received the award - the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK

Four new Deputy Lieutenants have been commissioned in honour of their service to the local community