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 Trevor Miller - Mayor

 

Trevor Miller was born in Sudbury in Suffolk. He attended the local Grammar School and graduated in Politics and Economics from Reading University. He joined British Railways, where he worked for 33 years in Management Accounting and Financial Planning. He has been a Councillor for Great Baddow East Ward since 1995 and a Parish Councillor and School Governor since 1993.

 

Trevor met his wife, Maureen, at Reading University. They lived in London and Reading before moving to Chelmsford in 1968. The couple have two sons, who work in Finance in London, and three grandsons.

 

One of Trevor’s earliest hobbies has been amateur astronomy, which led to the garden being commandeered for an observatory. More recently, he and Maureen have become family historians, belonging to Local History Societies. Trevor has found, to his delight, that he shares an ancestor with Charlie Chaplin! He researched the service of his grandfather and three great uncles who served in the Great War and has visited some of the battlefields.

 

He was the Council’s representative to the Local Government Association and a founding member of the Association’s Housing Committee. He was also the Council’s representative to the East of England Regional Assembly and a founding member of the Regional Housing Committee. At Chelmsford Council, he was a member of the Council’s own Housing Committee until its council housing was transferred to Chelmer Housing Partnership, after which he became a council nominated Board Member of CHP for nine years.

 

He was made the Cabinet Member for the Environment when the cabinet system was adopted and oversaw the introduction of the current system of segregated kerbside recycling collections.

 

He was a member of the Council’s Local Democracy Committee and instrumental in introducing the right of representatives of Town and Parish Councils to speak at City Council Meetings on issues about which they had been officially consulted.

 

Recently, he has been a member of Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Audit Committee and Treasury Management Sub Committee.

 

Mayor's charity

 

The Mayor’s chosen charity is The J’s Hospice. It provides hospice and respite care services to young adults aged 16-40 with life limiting conditions, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy and Huntingdon’s disease, throughout Essex.

 

Deputy Mayor

 

The Deputy Mayor for the year is Councillor Jude Deakin and Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Jill Smith-Hughes.

Cllr Trevor Miller

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