Mayors and Chairmen - general information
In borough councils, the councillors choose a Mayor to act as presiding officer and to perform civic ceremonial duties.
The Mayor represents the borough at ceremonial and social events, meets important visitors, and chairs Council meetings. Their role is non-political and they cannot make decisions about council business. Mayors wear a gold chain of office and a red robe on special civic occasions, and a badge of office at other engagements.
In district councils there is a Chairman of the Council instead of a Mayor, who performs the same functions.
The Mayor of Christchurch
Following the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2013, Honorary Freeman Councillor John Lofts was elected as Mayor of Christchurch for 2013-14. The Mayor will be accompanied by Mrs Margaret Wooley.
Weymouth and Portland Mayor's Office
Information and upcoming engagements for the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Councillor Ray Banham.
- Chairman of Council is the Civic Head of North Dorset District Council
The Chairman of East Dorset District Council
Information and upcoming engagements for the Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Malcolm Birr.