Eva Ward was elected in May 2017, taking over from Sarah Lunnon, who had served two terms as Stroud's first Green County Councillor. Eva has lived in Stroud since 1974, working as a social worker for Gloucestershire County Council for 28 years. She also spent 10 years working in Bulgaria supporting government agencies in their child welfare reform programme.
She is a member of the Health and Care Overview Scrutiny Committee, and also sits on the Corporate Parenting Board, a group concerned with the best interests of children and young people in the care of GCC as well as care-leavers.
Eva works closely with Stroud Town Council to tackle local concerns including road safety and other community environment and health matters.