Biography of the mayor
Councillor Pippas comes from a large family of 9 children, six boys and three girls. He was born in a small village called Paleometokho in Cyprus and is married with three children.
Councillor Pippas completed his primary and secondary education in Cyprus. After finishing school he joined the army where he served three years as an officer at the rank of a lieutenant.
He came to Cambridge in 1977 and studied Engineering. For the past 40 years, Cambridge has been home. With a keen sense to give back to Cambridge, Councillor Pippas became a City Councillor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. During his six years as a Councillor, he has been involved in Housing, Licencing as a member and as a spokes, in Planning, in JDCC and employment committees. He has also been a Vice-Chair and Chair at the South Area Committee. As well as this, he has also served five years as a bailiff and one year as Deputy Mayor.
Coming from an ethnic Minority Group Councillor Pippas would like to focus his mayoral year on inclusivity for all minorities and make them feel that they are an integral part of this wonderful city. Councillor Pippas says “…being one of the thousands of European citizens living in Cambridge, I wish to convey the message to all Cambridge residents who were born in continental Europe, that the City of Cambridge appreciates their contribution – we want them to stay and play a key role in Cambridge’s on-going success…”.
Find out about previous mayors on the mayoral history page.