The Mayor, who is elected at the Annual Council meeting of Alcester Town Council, acts as the Chair of every Full Council meeting, or in the Mayor’s absence, the Deputy Mayor. The Mayor is also an ex-officio member of every committee; however, does not have to sit at every meeting. The Mayor is also consulted by the Clerk on the contents of the agenda.
The Mayor is the major representative of the council, especially at events organised by other organisations or councils.
The Mayor will also organise, or by delegation to a committee, civic events to raise the profile of the council both within the Town and by inviting other dignitaries to visit the Town by attendance.
The Mayor, as leader of the council, takes the lead responsibility as Chair of the Presidium Committee. This Town Council Executive Committee which comprises three Council Committees Chairs plus the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, along with the information prepared by the Responsible Finance Officer, sets the precept for the coming year along with the terms of reference and projects for each of the committees for approval by full council.
The Mayor is the person normally contacted in the event of complaints, in particular against employees of the Council such as the Clerk (see Complaints Procedure).