The Mayor

The Role of the Mayor

Each year Town Councillors elect one Councillor to become the Mayor of Hatfield. The role has both symbolic and practical importance; the Mayor is the Town’s first citizen, represents Hatfield at various engagements during the year, and chairs full council meetings. The Mayor is the recognised representative of the Council on all civic and ceremonial occasions.

The Mayor is non-political and represents every section of the community regardless of political persuasion. The role of the Mayor is to reflect the aims and strategies of the Council. During most engagements, the Mayor will wear the Chain and Badge of Office.

The Mayor of Hatfield, 2022 – 2023

Portrait of Councillor James Bond, The Mayor of Hatfield, wearing the Mayor’s Chain

Councillor James Bond was brought up in Hatfield from the period commencing the mid-years of World War II. He was educated in Hatfield, where he trained to become a qualified Surveyor, practising from bases within Hertfordshire and, for about ten years, within the London conurbation.

He has been a Town Councillor since 2019-2021. He endorses the spirit within the Council to provide community facilities for the benefit of all Sports & Leisure opportunities for all ages & all genders across each site that the Council manages.

Councillor Bond was pleased to champion and nominate both the Jamie McVeigh Foundation and Herts Young Homeless as his chosen charities for 2022-23.

Invite The Mayor

If you wish to invite The Mayor to an event or a meeting, please complete the request form, providing as much information as possible.