Published: 13 May 2014
Civic guests and dignitaries gathered at the Guildhall on 12 May for Lichfield City Council's annual meeting, at which the new Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Sheriff were elected for the ensuing year.
The new Mayor is Mrs Norma Bacon. Norma has served on the City Council for 15 years, and represents the Curborough ward. She is no stranger to civic office having previously been Mayor in 2005, and Sheriff in 2008. Norma is also a member of Lichfield District Council. Her husband, Brian, will be the Mayor's Consort.
The new Deputy Mayor is Andy Smith, who represents the Leomansley Ward and has been a City and District councillor for 3 years. His wife, Sallyanne, will be the Deputy Mayor's Lady.
Completing the civic team is Bob Awty, last year's Mayor, who now becomes Sheriff of the City. He was born and bred in Lichfield and has been a City and District councillor since 2003. His wife, Eileen, will be the Sheriff's Lady.
The evening concluded with the Mayor's Banquet, at which the Dean, the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, gave the traditional toast to "Church and State, Weal and Worship".
1 Lichfield's new civic team. Left to right; Bob Awty (Sheriff), Norma Bacon (Mayor), and Andy Smith (Deputy Mayor)
2 The new Mayor, Norma Bacon, is invested with the chain of office