The Mayor of Harpenden
A new Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected each year at Annual Council, which is held in May.
The Town Mayor is the Chairman of the Council and carries out a civic role by representing Harpenden at events outside the area, as well as attending events in the Town such as prize givings, public meetings, official openings, the Highland Gathering and Harpenden Carnival. The Mayor also represents the Town at civic occasions such as Remembrance Day.
In addition, the Mayor hosts a number of charity events through their mayoral year to raise funds for their nominated charities.
The Deputy Mayor attends certain civic occasions with the Mayor such as the Civic Service and Remembrance Day, as well as representing the Mayoralty when the Mayor is not able to attend.
The Mayor wears the Chain of Office at Council meetings and at many local and Mayoral events and occasions. You can find out more about the history of the Chain, and the Town's Coat of Arms here.
The Mayor's Charities
The Mayor has chosen The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and The Thin Blue Paw Foundation as her nominated charities this year.
You can read about fundraising activities and events organised by the Mayor here.
Contact The Mayor
When addressing the Town Mayor, it is normal practice to refer to her as either 'Madam Mayor' or 'The Town Mayor of Harpenden, Councillor Lisa Scriven'.
To invite the Town Mayor to your event, please fill in the invitation form below and click 'Submit'.
The Town Mayor has a very busy diary but does try to attend as many events as possible.
Once your invitation has been received, the Town Mayor's Secretary will contact you to confirm whether the Town Mayor is able to attend, and will send you a questionnaire accordingly. Please complete the questionnaire and return it as soon as possible.
The personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Town Council’s Data Protection Policy. You can find more information about how we will handle your personal information in our Privacy Statements which can be viewed here.