Every year, in May, the Town Councillors elect one of their fellow Councillors to become Town Mayor for the year. The Town Mayor is usually the Deputy Town Mayor from the previous year.
At Congleton Town Council Meeting on Thursday 17th May 2018 the Councillors elected Cllr Suzie Akers Smith to serve as Town Mayor for this Civic Year.
The Town Mayor raises funds for a local charity or charities of their choice. The Mayor also Chairs the Council meetings, hosts a Civic Parade in May or June and a Mayor’s Ball in March. The Mayor attends many functions on behalf of the people of Congleton. These range from opening garden parties, to school visits, attending functions in neighbouring towns to helping switch on the Christmas Lights.
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Mayor of Congleton – Councillor Suzie Akers Smith
During her year as Town Mayor Cllr Akers Smith will raise funds for local Congleton Charities, her main two being Ruby’s Fund and the LOL Foundation. If people wish to donate to the Mayor’s Charity, cheques can be made payable to: ‘Town Mayor’s Charity’ and sent to Congleton Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, Cheshire. CW12 1BN. The Mayor will also attend between 150 – 200 functions. Cllr Akers Smith appointed her husband Mr Peter Akers Smith to be her Consort to assist with various civic functions. Cllr Sally-Ann Holland was elected Deputy Town Mayor and her husband David Holland will be her consort.
Town Mayor’s Cadet Scheme
The Town Mayors Cadet Scheme was introduced in 2009 by the then Mayor Councillor Denis Murphy. Each year a new Mayor’s Cadet is recruited from the various Youth organisations in Congleton.
This year, Clara Jackson aged 14 from Congleton ATC 230 Squadron was selected as the Town Mayor’s Cadet and as such will accompany the Town Mayor on many of her official duties.