Councillor John Burrell elected as Mayor of Dartford
Councillor John Burrell has been elected as Mayor of Dartford for the year 2016/17.
Councillor Burrell became the 38th Mayor of Dartford at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Wednesday 11th May 2016.
He was first elected to Dartford Borough Council in 2011, and re-elected in May 2015, representing Stone Ward.
Councillor Burrell is currently Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee and a member of the Development Control Board, Cabinet Advisory Panel A and the Treasury Management Committee and is a Trustee of Dartford's Citizens Advice Bureau.
He has also been a member of Stone Parish Council for the last eight years, elected as Vice-Chairman in 2010, and Chairman in 2011, continuing to the present day.
Councillor Burrell retired as a sales director of a multinational drinks company in 2009 and was awarded The Freedom of the City of London as a result of his charitable work with the company.
Councillor Burrell has lived in Stone Parish since 2002 and is married to Eija, who will accompany him as Mayoress. Together they have three children, Councillor Burrell's son who resides with his wife in the USA, and Eija's two daughters, who both live in Stone Parish with their families.
In their spare time, the Mayor and Mayoress enjoy travelling, especially to Eija's native Finland.
The Mayor and Mayoress are looking forward to working with the local community during the coming year and raising funds for their chosen charities.
The Deputy Mayor will be Councillor Rosanna Currans and she will be escorted by Councillor Denzil Reynolds.
You can contact the Mayor through:
Dartford Borough Council
Tel: 01322 343110
Fax: 01322 343660
Online contact: Contact the Mayoral Support Team
Local residents are encouraged to get involved by following the Mayor on Twitter @MayorofDartford and Facebook www.facebook.com/mayorofdartford
Residents, local organisations and businesses can also request that the Mayor attends their event by completing and returning the Mayoral Engagement Form PDF, 141.14 KB. If you have any queries please call Carol Butcher on 01322 343402 or Online contact: Contact the Mayoral Support Team
Friday 23rd September at Stone Pavilion
More details to follow soon
Friday 14th October at Dartford Conservative Club
More information and tickets available from Doreen Coleman on 01322 863730
Tuesday 8th November at TWIN, Copperfields, Dartford
Tickets: £20 More details to follow
Saturday 19th November at Dartford Conservative Club
Please contact Doreen Coleman on 01322 863730 for more information and to book.
Friday 18th November at Stone Pavilion
More details to follow
Details of fundraising events for the Mayor's charities will be listed here when they become available.