The Mayor

The mayor, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope with the deputy mayor, Cllr Gerri Bird and mayor’s cadet, Sgt Katie Ruby (104 SQN) (left), opening Strawberry Fair (centre), and at the Dragon Boat Festival (right).

The mayor acts as a representative and focal point of the community, as well as promoting the city.

A new mayor and deputy mayor are elected every May, by the full Council at its annual general meeting.

The current mayor of Cambridge is Cllr Nigel Gawthrope and the deputy mayor is Cllr Gerri Bird.

Contact the mayor's office at mayor@cambridge.gov.uk or 01223 457021, or write to Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Twitter Follow @cambmayor on Twitter for news about the mayor's activities and engagements.

Engagements

Every year the mayor and deputy mayor represent the Council and the city at many public events.

Charities

Each year, the mayor chooses to champion and raise funds for two local charities.

History

Cambridge has had a mayor since being granted a charter by King John in 1207.