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Like many councils, Rochdale has a civic mayor. They carry out ceremonial duties and chair meetings, but can’t make decisions about council business.

Some councils have an elected mayor who is responsible for the day-to-day running of local services. Councils can have both elected and civic mayors.

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Profile of the Mayor

The Mayor is chosen by the council each year and is the first citizen of the borough.

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Inviting the Mayor

The Mayor welcomes invitations to any event held by local organisations.

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Mayor's Charity Appeal

Each year, the mayor raises money for charity through donations and organised events.

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Profile of the Deputy Mayor

In the absence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor is given the same precedence.

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Past Mayors

A record of each Mayor of the borough dating from 1856.

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Elected Mayor

Government legislation gave local authorities the option of switching to a mayoral system instead of the ‘Council Leader’ model.

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Honorary Aldermen and Freemen

Conferred on past members and other persons and organisations of distinction.

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Mayor’s Youth Awards

An annual event celebrating the achievements of young people across the borough.

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