Truro City Council nominates current Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve second term of office.

28 February 2024

Members of Truro City Council have nominated current Mayor Councillor Carol Swain to serve a second term as the Mayor of Truro. 

Proposing Councillor Swain at this week’s meeting of the full Council, Councillor Lorrie Eathorne Gibbons said “Since being elected as Mayor of Truro in May 2023 Carol has coped with a very difficult year. She has chaired our meetings fairly and with good humour, giving everyone an opportunity to speak. She never raised her voice and attended numerous events upholding the dignity and respect for the city. I have great pleasure in proposing Carol as Mayor for the coming year.”.

Thanking the Council for its support, Councillor Swain said that highlights of her first term as Mayor included meeting so many of the people, young and old, who work so hard make Truro the vibrant, lively city that it is today; working with partner organisations to handle issues and build an even stronger future; representing the people of Truro at events throughout the county and supporting councillors and staff as they draw up and implement changes to the council’s services.

Every time I put on the Mayor’s chain of office, with its simple inscription ‘City of Truro’, I am reminded that I wear it on behalf of the people of Truro and of the commitment to their service that I made, both when I became a councillor and when I took the oath of office last May” she said.

Councillors also nominated Councillor Sam Rabey to serve a second term as Deputy Mayor.

‘I am pleased to propose Sam Rabey as Deputy Mayor because he has clearly shown over the past year that he is diligent, thoughtful, compassionate and creative in the way he undertakes the tasks of the Deputy Mayoralty “ said proposer Bert Biscoe.  “He has supported the Mayor conscientiously. He has a friendly demeanour and respects the dignity of his office.’

Both nominations will go forward to the Council’s official Mayor Making meeting in May when the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the coming year will be formally elected.

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