Former councillor and chairman of Horsham District Council (HDC) Jean Burnham has died aged 87.
Jean was first elected to HDC in 1983 as member for the Warnham ward which, by the time she stepped down in 2007, had become Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham due to boundary changes.
Jean first served as the HDC chairman in 1992 to 1993 and then for the second time in 2005 to 2006.
A spokesperson for HDC said: “Always a strong voice for housing, she was the natural choice for cabinet member for Housing and Health when the new cabinet system was adopted in 2001.
“She worked tirelessly for her ward constituents and is remembered affectionately by both members and staff at Horsham District Council.”