In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater") is the highest-ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city.
In many municipal systems the mayor serves as chief executive officer and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated.
Other articles related to "mayor":
... Its structure is that of an elected Mayor and a five member elected City Council ... operates under what is called a "strong Mayor" form of government with the Mayor being the Chief Executive Officer overseeing four department heads (Clerk/Treasurer, Public Works, Police ...
... to serve in this capacity until he was elected Mayor and sworn into office on May 2, 2005 ... He was re-elected to a fourth term as Mayor April 5, 2011 ...
... Shirley Dean was first elected Mayor of Berkeley in 1994 after a close run-off race ... During most of her two-term tenure as Mayor, she worked with divided City Council that had a 5-4 progressive majority ... The position of mayor in the city of Berkeley is largely a symbolic post, carrying no more power than other council members ...
... Delanoë has been mayor of Paris since 18 March 2001, when control of the city council was won by a left-wing alliance for the first time since the 1871 Paris Commune ... Chirac (1977–95), who resigned after 18 years as mayor when he was elected president of France ... Since becoming mayor, Delanoë's goals have been to improve the quality of life, reduce pollution, and cut down on vehicle traffic within the city (incl ...
... The current Mayor is Arlene Jezierny ... She is the second woman to serve as mayor in Harwood Heights, the first being Mayor Margaret Fuller ...
Famous quotes containing the word mayor:
“If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.”
—Frank Moore Colby (18651925)
“The mayor and Montaigne have always been two, with a very clear separation. For all of being a lawyer or a financier, we must not ignore the knavery there is in such callings. An honest man is not accountable for the vice or stupidity of his trade, and should not therefore refuse to practice it.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“when Mrs Kindhead comes to collect for the Community Chest
grab her and tell her There are unfavorable omens in the sky!
And when the mayor comes to get my vote tell him
When are you going to stop people killing whales!”
—Gregory Corso (b. 1930)