We have a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor every year, who are chosen by the leading political group of the council. Their term of office runs from May to May and each Mayor chooses a charity which they will raise money for during their year.
We welcome invitations from local organisations for our Mayor / Deputy Mayor to attend your events.
This year's Mayor is Councillor Pat Strack and her chosen charity is Herts Air Ambulance.
Pat Strack was born in Wood Green, London. She and her husband, Geoff, moved to Borehamwood in 1977 with their four children, who were educated at Summerswood School and Nicholas Hawksmoor School (now known as Hertswood School). Pat and Geoff, who have been married 50 years, have four grandchildren.
Pat was a primary school teacher in Haringey for over 25 years. She completed her Master's degree in 1991. She then moved from the classroom into an advisory role to help implement the National Curriculum and she set up an educational training and trading company in 1990 with a colleague. Pat retired in 2004.
She has been a governor at Summerswood School for 22 years and has also done a lot of campaigning work in the community for CHOICE, WHOSE! and Patients' Rights. She is a member of the WHVG, Chair of the Friends of Aldenham Country Park Trust Ltd and a committee member of HCL and director of Pair Dance.
Any time that Pat has to herself, she likes to enjoy with her family and friends. Her hobbies include travel, reading and sewing.
Pat has been a borough councillor for six years and a town councillor for five years.
The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Dan Griffin.
Dan Griffin is a consultant for Hire Alliance Limited in Borehamwood. He lives in Radlett with his wife Wendy and they have two children.
Dan, who has been a borough councillor for five years, is the Chairman of the Environment Scrutiny Committee and sits on a number of other committees. Dan is also an Aldenham Parish Councillor.
Any free time that Dan has he spends either with his family, going to watch football, sailing with friends or walking his dogs in the Hertfordshire countryside.
How to invite our Mayor to your event:
Our Mayor is invited to hundreds of engagements every year so if you would like him/her to attend your event, please ask as soon as you can.
The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as possible and so may have to arrive at a later time than you would like, or leave before the end of the function.
It is customary for the Mayor/Deputy Mayor to be greeted on arrival and the correct form of address is: 'The Worshipful, the Mayor/Deputy Mayor of the borough of Hertsmere.'
If the Mayor cannot attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to go as the Mayor's representative. Once your engagement has been accepted, you will receive written confirmation.
If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, please write to the The Mayor's Secretary, c/o The Mayor's Office at our address below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will let you know within five working days of your request.
If you need any further help, you can call the Mayor's Office 020 8207 7477.