Deputy mayor is an elective or appointive office of the second-ranking official in many local governments. Many elected deputy mayors are members of the city council who are given the title and serve as acting mayor in the mayor's absence. Appointive deputy mayors serve at the pleasure of the mayor and may function as chief operating officers; in some large communities such as New York City, there are multiple deputy mayors who handle coordination of specific policy areas. There may be within the same municipal government a deputy mayor or mayors appointed by the mayor to policy areas and a popularly-elected vice mayor who serves as the mayor's successor in the event the office is vacated by death, resignation, disability, or impeachment.
In other cities the vice mayor presides over the city council, and may not vote except to break ties. Like the deputy mayor in other systems, the popularly-elected vice mayor becomes acting mayor in the mayor's absence. As previously noted, in some few cities, this office is elected separately and does not entail the elevation by the council of one of its members to be speaker. In some U.S. cities, the mayor and deputy or vice mayor run together as a ticket similar to how president and vice president run at the national level.
The French term député-maire does not mean "deputy mayor", but refers to a mayor who is also a deputy of the National Assembly of France.
... meeting, the Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor, each for a one-year term ... of 2013, members of the Middletown Township Committee are Mayor Gerard P ... on committee ends December 31, 2013), Deputy Mayor Stephanie C ...
... On 3 July 2008 Mayor of London Boris Johnson, announced an independent inquiry into multiple allegations including financial misconduct, to be headed by Martin Narey, the former chief of the ...
... Edward "Ed" Skyler (born April 11, 1973) was Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City, the youngest deputy mayor in New York City's history ... Prior to his appointment as Deputy Mayor for Operations, Skyler served as Deputy Mayor for Administration ... at the New York City Department of Parks Recreation from 1995 to 1999, where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and as the Public Information Director ...
... Arif Alikhan was appointed Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security in Los Angeles in September 2006 by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to replace Maurice Suh, a partner at the law ... Upon his appointment as Deputy Mayor, then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales praised Alikhan's service in a public statement indicating Arif Alikhan's appointment ... As Deputy Mayor, Alikhan was responsible for overseeing the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Emergency Management Department, their combined budgets of over $2 ...
... He was a councillor in Walden for six years, and was its mayor from 1991 to 1997 ... He considered running for Mayor of Greater Sudbury in 2003, but withdrew in favour of Paul Marleau ... He served as deputy mayor, and was acting regional chairman for part of 1998 following the death in office of Peter Wong ...
Famous quotes containing the words mayor and/or deputy:
“The populations of Pwllheli, Criccieth,
Portmadoc, Borth, Tremadoc, Penrhyndeudraeth,
Were all assembled. Criccieths mayor addressed them
First in good Welsh and then in fluent English,”
—Robert Graves (18951985)
“Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm off from an anointed king;
The breath of worldly men cannot depose
The deputy elected by the Lord.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)