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West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Yvonne Mosquito
Yvonne Mosquito was born in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Her community work began at the age of seventeen when she became a supplementary school teacher assistant.
She was elected as a councillor to Birmingham City Council in 1996 and has served as Executive Member of the Birmingham City Council Cabinet, Chair of the Labour Group and Deputy Chief Whip
Yvonne has chaired several committees including: Birmingham City Council’s People & Organisation Committee, the West Midlands Immigration Strategic Board, the Social Cultural & Health Board and the Birmingham Housing Benefit Review Board.
She has chaired local ward committees including Ladywood, Nechells and Sparkbrook districts, and has been Health Authority Representative on the Perry Barr Primary Care Group
Yvonne was formerly Vice Chair of West Midlands Police Authority, where she served on several committees, including as Chair of the Personnel Committee and Vice Chair of the Equalities Committee. Yvonne also represented West Midlands Police Authority at the national Association of Police Authorities
Her other previous experience includes serving as Chief Executive to ACTIVE, Chief Executive Action Trust and Legacy Publications Producer and Publisher of educational material. She has served as: Crisis Intervention Manager for Community Advocacy Support & Advice Organisation; Common Purpose Graduate, Director Birmingham Education and Training Academy and Chair of the Service Providers Network, Chair of the Council of Black Led Churches (112 Churches), advisor on the Interfaith Religious Board, Chair of the Birmingham Women’s Enterprise Development Agency and co-coordinator of two Supplementary School projects Additional experience has included serving as: Commissioner of the Legal Services Commission and representative for Initiatives of Change which is a world-wide organisation promoting respect and peace.