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":
... The current Mayor is Arlene Jezierny ... She is the second woman to serve as mayor in Harwood Heights, the first being Mayor Margaret Fuller ...
... and continued to be re-elected 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 ...
... 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 ... Tiberi (1995–2001), and Jacques 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 (including a plan for a non-polluting tramway to ease ...
... Its structure is that of an elected Mayor and a five member elected City Council ... on the Olympic Peninsula, Forks operates under what is called a "strong Mayor" form of government with the Mayor being the Chief Executive Officer overseeing four department heads (Clerk/Tr ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word mayor:
“Without infringing on the liberty we so much boast, might we not ask our professional Mayor to call upon the smokers, have them register their names in each ward, and then appoint certain thoroughfares in the city for their use, that those who feel no need of this envelopment of curling vapor, to insure protection may be relieved from a nuisance as disgusting to the olfactories as it is prejudicial to the lungs.”
—Harriot K. Hunt (18051875)
“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)
“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)