The Mayor

The Mayor is chosen from the 57 elected Members of Chelmsford City Council and is the first citizen and an ambassador for Chelmsford.


If you have any queries, please contact the Mayor's Office (see link on right).


About Robert Villa - Mayor

At the Chelmsford City Council Full Council meeting which incorporated the annual Mayor making Ceremony held on the 14th May 2014, Councillor Miller’s year as Mayor of Chelmsford came to an end and Councillor Bob Villa and his Wife Valerie began their term of office as Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford for 2014-2015. On becoming Mayor, Councillor Villa said that he was very proud and honoured to be elected Mayor of this enterprising, vibrant and proactive City.

The Mayor has also appointed Reverend Andrew Griffiths, St Michaels Church as his Chaplain to act during his term of office, to open all meetings of the Council with prayers and officiate at various events.

Councillor Bob Villa was elected as City Councillor for the Ward of Great Baddow West 2011, representing the concerns of the local residents, and serving on the City Planning, and Overview and Scrutiny committees, also as a Trustee of the Heritage Centre at Galleywood.

He is also a Councillor of The Parish of Galleywood, and for the last five years has been its chairman. He also served as a school governor of the local St Michaels Junior School, Galleywood.

The new Mayor added, in my year as mayor, representing the City council as an ambassador, I hope to continue to promote the excellent work and the many achievements of the City Council. In doing so, meet and communicate with the many voluntary groups, Partnerships, and Businesses, who do so much for our City, for without their help our City would not be, what it is today.

Mayor's charity

The Mayor’s chosen charity is The Royal British Legion. The Royal British Legion is a British charity, founded in 1921 and granted Royal status in 1971, that provides financial, social,and emotional support to members and veterans of the British armed forces, their families and dependants,which is appropriate as this year we will be recognising the Centenary of the start of WW1 on the 4th of august, and the 70th anniversary “D” Day Landing WW2 on the 6th June.


Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor for the year is Councillor Sandra Pontin and the Deputy Mayor's Escort is Mr John Pontin.

Councillor Pontin, as newly appointed Deputy Mayoress, said “My family and I span four generations of Military Service: World War 1, World War 2, The Cold War and most recently The Gulf War. I am proud that the Mayor has chosen a charity that is dear to my heart and I will take great pleasure in supporting it.”


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