The Mayor is the elected Chair of the council and is the civic and ceremonial figure head for the council. The chain, badge and robes of office are an outward sign of this high office.

The Mayor is by statute the “First Citizen” which is an honorary title and means that the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family and the Lord Lieutenant. The Mayor must be non-political and represent every section of the community. Apart from the civic and ceremonial duties and functions that the Mayor performs for the council, he or she also represents the district at all major events and historical ceremonies.

The Mayor has an important role to play in promoting the work of the council and supporting local community, voluntary and charitable organisations and in celebrating and recognising achievements and milestones.

The Mayor and the Mayor’s Office welcome your invitations, letters and feedback. Please be aware that the role of Mayor is ceremonial only and carries no decision-making powers. The role is entirely separate to that of elected councillor for their ward.

We would be grateful if you could contact your local councillor or the relevant St Albans City and District Council departments for matters outside of Mayoral events and attendance.

If you would like to invite the Mayor to a function or event please contact:
The Mayor's Parlour,
District Council Offices,
St Peter's Street
St Albans.
Tel: 01727 819544

In this section

Cllr Janet Smith Mayor of the City and District of St Albans 2019-20 The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St Albans City and District

Councillor Janet Smith was made the Mayor of St Albans City and District at the Annual Council meeting on 22 May 2019

Cllr Sandra Wood Deputy Mayor of St Albans City and District The Deputy Mayor of St Albans City and District

Councillor Sandra Wood was made Deputy Mayor at St Albans City and District Council’s annual meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

diary Engagements

We maintain a diary of public events and appointments that are to be attended by the Mayor.

St Albans Mayoral Crest History

We have had Mayors for over 450 years since the first Charter in 1553. The first Mayor was a man called John Lockey.