The mayoral chains have been passed on to Councillor Charles Goldstein who becomes Hertsmere's Mayor for the year.
Cllr Goldstein takes over the role from Cllr Pete Rutledge and was inaugurated at the annual council meeting on Wednesday 17 May. The new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Brenda Batten, was also welcomed.
Cllr Goldstein takes over the role from Cllr Pete Rutledge who raised money during his term of office for local worthy causes. Fundraising events held by Cllr Rutledge included a skydive, quiz night, football tournament and curry night. During his year as Mayor, he attended over 200 engagements.
Cllr Rutledge said: “It’s been a privilege and pleasure to serve as an ambassador for Hertsmere Borough Council as Mayor. During the year, my wife Jane and I have had the pleasure of meeting lots of fantastic people and organisations and we’ve been overwhelmed by the warmth of hospitality extended to us at the many mayoral events we’ve attended.”
Cllr Goldstein said: “I’m looking forward to my year as Mayor and representing the residents of Hertsmere as their first citizen. It is a great honour.
“I’ll be supporting the charities Norwood, which provides care and services to vulnerable children and their families with special educational needs and to people with learning disabilities, and the charity Carers in Herts, which provides support to carers and the people they care for. I anticipate a very busy year ahead.”
If you would like the Mayor to attend one of your events please contact the Mayor's secretary on 020 8207 7477 or email the Mayor's secretary
Posted on Wednesday 17th May 2017