New Civic Team 2016/17

Published: 17 May 2016

New Civic Team 2016/17The investiture of the new Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Sheriff took place at the Guildhall on 16 May in the presence  of more than 100 guests. 

The new Mayor of the City is Councillor Mrs Sheelagh James.  Councillor Mrs James' appointment was proposed by Councillor Christopher Spruce and seconded by Councillor Mrs Norma Bacon. Sheelagh has been a member of the City Council for five years and served as Chair of the Planning Committee and Deputy Mayor in 2015/16. Sheelagh’s husband, Dr John James is the Mayor’s Consort.

The new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Mrs Janice Greaves, who has also served on the City Council for five years.  Councillor Mrs Greaves appointment was proposed by Councillor Mrs Gwyneth Boyle and seconded by Councillor Andrew Smith, the 2015/16 Mayor. Mrs Greaves husband Keith is the Deputy Mayor’s consort.

Completing the new Civic Team is Councillor Robert Yardley who has now become Sheriff of the City, following a proposal from Councillor Mark Warfield that was seconded by Councillor Mrs Norma Bacon. Robert has been a Councillor since 2015 and is also a highly regarded local wedding photographer with a particular passion for the history and traditions of our city. The Sheriff’s Lady is Councillor Miss Jayne Marks.

Following the investiture of the new Civic Team, the retiring Mayor, Mayoress, 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, the Erasmus Darwin Foundation and the We Love Lichfield Fund. More information on these events will be published over the course of the year on our website.