From the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley.
Councillor David Stanley was named the borough’s first citizen at full council on 16 May 2019.
Councillor Stanley, represents Gornal in this, his third stint as a councillor since 2016.
Councillor Anne Millward, a former leader of the council, is the Mayor's consort for the year.
Councillor Stanley announced two charities he wants to support during the year which are Macmillan Cancer Support and Wildlife Trusts Birmingham and Black Country.
Councillor David Stanley, Mayor of Dudley, said:
“It is a real honour to have been chosen to serve the people of this borough as Mayor of Dudley. It gives me a unique opportunity to visit communities all over the borough as well as raise vital money for two important charities.
“I hope people will be able to give generously and help these worthy causes continue having a big impact on people’s lives"
Deputy Mayor of Dudley
Councillor Hilary Bills 2019-20
Councillor Bills will continue for a second year as Deputy Mayor with her husband as consort. Cllr Bills represents the Halesowen North ward of Dudley borough.
THE ROLE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR
A deputy Mayor of the borough is elected every year at the council’s annual meeting at the same time as the Mayor is elected. They also serve in the role for a year.
During this time the Deputy Mayor attends many civic and ceremonial functions and represents the Mayor in their absence.
Right: Deputy Mayor, Cllr Hilary Bills and her consort, husband John Bills.