COSLA Community Wellbeing Spokesperson

Councillor Maureen Chalmers is the COSLA Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing

Maureen was elected to South Lanarkshire Council in May 2017 for the Blantyre Ward. She was Depute Leader of the SNP minority administration 2017-22 with several responsibilities including CoSLA delegate, member of the CoSLA Community Wellbeing Board (CWB) and Chair of South Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership. (SLCPP). In 2021, she was delegated by CoSLA CWB to co-chair the Scottish Public Libraries Strategy Implementation Group. Maureen was re-elected in May 2022 and is currently Depute Leader of the SNP Group.

Maureen has worked in the third sector for 37 years mostly in advice, community development and health and social care organisations at local and national level. She has extensive experience in community, service and volunteer development and has been the Chief Officer of Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau for the past 14 years.

On a personal level Maureen enjoys family and local history, cooking, reading and spending time with her children, their partners, nine grandchildren and extended family.