Cllr Simon Dear was elected Haslemere’s new mayor at a full council meeting on Thursday evening 13th May, with Cllr Jacquie Keen as his deputy.
His patch covers the important areas of Hindhead, Beacon Hill and Wey Hill as well.
Outgoing mayor John Robini passed over the chain of office in a Covid-secure way to Simon, who will be representing Haslemere in hundreds of events over the coming year.
Simon will also chair meetings of the Full Council, which take place every two months.
The mayor is chosen by the 18 elected Town Councillors from among their own number and serves for one year.