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Mayor of Hertsmere

Last Modified July 18, 2023

The Mayor is the first citizen of the borough and is elected to the post by fellow Councillors at the Annual Meeting of the Council each year.  The role of the Mayor is a non-political position.

In addition to chairing Full Council Meetings, the Mayor attends many different types of functions.  These can include civic functions, receiving dignitaries, attending formal dinners, church services, opening events, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools.  The Mayor has a deputy to stand in if they are unavailable.  The Mayor’s correct title is “The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Hertsmere.”

The Mayor of Hertsmere for 2023/24 is Cllr Chris Myers

Chris Myers, Mayor of Hertsmere 2023-24Chris has lived in Potters Bar all of his life.  He was first elected to serve the people of his home ward in 2019 and was re-elected in May 2023.  He has served on numerous committees and is the outgoing Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.  Chris has been the Hertsmere representative to Potters Bar Historical Society for the past four years.  His nominated charities are ADD-Vance - The ADHD & Autism Trust and AKT - LGBTQ+ Young Homelessness Support.







The Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere for 2023/24 is Cllr Richard Butler

2023-24 Deputy Mayor Richard Butler


Richard has lived in Borehamwood his whole life and was first elected to Hertsmere Borough Council in 2011 and was elected to Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council in 2007 at the age of 21.  He has served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Town Council.  Richard represents the Borehamwood South division of Hertfordshire County Council and is a respected member.  He loves to serve the community.







How to invite The Mayor to an event

The Mayor is invited to hundreds of engagements every year. If you would like them to attend an event, please make a request as soon as possible.  The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as they can.

If the Mayor cannot attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to. Once your engagement has been accepted, you will receive confirmation.

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please write to:

The Mayor’s Office
Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices
Elstree Way

Or email: mayors.secretary@hertsmere.gov.uk

For further help, please call the Mayor's Office on 020 8207 7477.

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