Mayor of Gateshead
Councillor Jill Green is the Mayor of Gateshead for 2018 - 19 supported by Councillor Rachel Mullen as Deputy Mayor. Councillor Green was Deputy Mayor during 2017-18.
Councillor Green was elected as a councillor for Pelaw & Heworth in 2011. She has worked for Gateshead Council and Newcastle University but took a career break in 2017 to focus on her council duties, including her role as Deputy Mayor, and her family.
Gateshead has had a Mayor since 1835 when it became a borough council. The Mayor carries out many important ceremonial duties, presiding over full meetings of the council and representing the borough at civic functions in Gateshead and beyond.
During a typical year, the Mayor will attend around 300 functions, inside and outside the Borough. These can range from receiving a Royal visit or foreign delegation to visiting primary schools, local community centres or a couple celebrating a diamond wedding anniversary.
Councillor Green has nominated Sight Service and Gateshead Sea Cadets as her chosen charities.
Civic Officer and Mayor's Secretary
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