New Civic Team 2018/19

Published: 15 May 2018

Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Sheriff

The investiture of the new Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Sheriff took place at the Guildhall on 14 May in the presence of more than 120 guests. 

The new Mayor of the City is Councillor David Leytham. Councillor Leytham’s appointment was proposed by Councillor Mrs Janet Eagland and seconded by Councillor David Dundas. Councillor Leytham’s wife, Mrs Jan Leytham-Gain is the Mayoress.

In accepting the office of Mayor for the forthcoming year Councillor Leytham thanked his fellow councillors for their support and stated that it was a great honour and privilege to be elected.   He also paid tribute to the work of the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Mrs Janice Greaves, and Sheriff, Councillor Andrew Smith, who had together raised just under £10,000 for their chosen charities, Staffordshire Blood Bikes and Guide Dogs for the Blind during their year in office.

The new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Peter Hitchman. Councillor Hitchman’s appointment was proposed by Councillor Colin Greatorex and seconded by Councillor Mrs Angela Lax. Mrs Pat Peters is the Deputy Mayoress.

Completing the new Civic Team is Mr Michael Mullarkey who has now become Sheriff of the City, following a proposal from Councillor Mark Warfield that was seconded by Councillor Mrs Lesley Warfield. Mr Mullarkey is a well-known Lichfeldian, owner of Michaels Menswear and Chairman of the Lichfield Greenhill Bower Committee. The Sheriff’s Lady is Mrs Mary Mullarkey. 

Following the investiture of the new Civic Team, the retiring Mayor, Consort, Sheriff and Sheriff’s Lady were presented with replica badges of office.

During their year in office the Mayor and Sheriff will jointly host five events to raise money for their nominated charities, St. Mary’s and Lichfield Greenhill Bower Trust. Further information of these events will be published over the course of the year on our website