The Mayor is elected by the Full Council at the Annual Town Council meeting each May. A Deputy Town Mayor is also elected.
Being the Mayor is different to being a Councillor. A Mayor, by virtue of the Office, can stimulate community pride, encourage business, promote the voluntary sector etc and represent the Council at civic events.
The Mayor is the public face of the Council and with this in mind the Mayor needs to portray a genuine interest in those they meets, show enthusiasm and commitment to the role and always be mindful of the dignity of the office.
Councillor Clive Thomas was elected as the 465th Mayor of Leominster in May 2019, with Councillor John Rumsey elected as Deputy Mayor. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are serving two consecutive terms from May 2019 to May 2021.
Councillor Thomas has selected Leominster First Responders and the ATC Band Fund as his Mayoral Charities.