Representing: Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
Political grouping: Labour
Cllr Jane Black serves on Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, where she is Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and Human Resources. She has previously served as Chair of Planning and held a number of Deputy Cabinet member positions.
Jane was a substitute member of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board in 2017-18, and stood down when she was appointed to serve as the Mayor of Bury for 2018-19.
Before becoming a Labour Councillor in 2012, Jane’s career began in the voluntary sector before she moved into local government. Working in three North West local authorities, she has managed a range of services including adult learning, corporate projects, community regeneration, children and young peoples’ services and work on tackling health inequalities. She has managed area-based arts regeneration programmes, and currently as a Cabinet Member has a strong involvement with the further development of her town as a successful tourist destination. Jane says “Culture, Tourism and Sport are essential to place-making they have helped to shape our towns and cities and have a vital role to play in future economic growth”