The Mayor of Runnymede for 2018-19 is Councillor Mrs Dolsie Clarke
The role of Mayor is a non-political post and the Mayor is the civic head of the Council. Within the Borough, the Mayor takes precedence over all except the Queen and her representative, the Lord Lieutenant. This high standing is a traditional one of honour and dignity, rather than constitutional. The Mayor is the "first citizen of the Borough" and acts as an 'ambassador' for the Council.
In addition, the Mayor acts as Chairman at meetings of the Full Council and has an important role in regulating proceedings and debate. This role is formally set out in the Council's Constitution. Runnymede is one of the few councils which continues to operate a committee-based system, giving every councillor - as opposed to simply a smaller executive - a practical input into the way local services are administered.
The Mayor's Charity Events
How do I invite the Mayor to my event?
Cllr Clarke is delighted to be invited to local events, such as activities at schools, charity projects and events at the local hospitals. Anyone wanting to get in touch with the Mayor can do so by contacting her secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01932 425645.
A diary of the events the Mayor is attending is also available.
The Mayor's biography
Dolsie Clarke was born in Bristol and has had a career in Ophthalmology (Moorfields) and Education with a B.A. in English Literature and Human Geograpy with post-graduate qualification in Special needs Education.
Dolsie has been a Runnymede Councillor since 2000, with two separate one year breaks, for Chertsey St Ann's.
Dolsie has built up a good rapport with neighbouring Boroughs in her year as Deputy Mayor and is looking forward to nurturing these relationships in the coming year.
Dolsie is happy to attend as many Community and Business events in her Mayoral year as possible, assisted by her Consort, Dr Brian Perry and will be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Parshotam Sohi when she is unavailable to attend herself.