Corby Town Mayor - Mayor Leanne Buckingham
The office of Mayor has a central part to play in modern councils and modern society and many of the traditions of the past are featured today.
Civic regalia, robes and chains are worn on official dates as a symbol of continuity, local identity and of civic pride. Also known as the first citizen of Corby, the position of Mayor is a busy and varied one.
The Mayor attends a variety of engagements throughout the civic year including parades, civic receptions and general visits from the opening of ceremonies to maintaining the interests of Corby and its people. Deputy Mayors are members of the local government who serve as acting mayor in the mayor's absence. The Mayor does not receive a salary. The work that is carried out and her time are completely voluntary.
Mayor Buckingham has lived in Corby for 15 years and her theme this year is Citizenship. She has chosen to support three charities this year who all have a keen focus on giving back to the community.
- North Northants Community First Responders who are trained volunteers who can give lifesaving aid to members of our community.
- Corby District Lions who have done so much locally to bring our community together from hosting afternoon tea parties for our more mature members of society to hosting fun days for families.
- Teamwork Trust who are passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the same chance's choices and opportunities.
Mayor Buckingham has already held a lunch with the three charities in order to pull together a year focused on raising much needed funds and recruiting more good citizens.
How do I invite the Mayor to our local event?
Mayor Buckingham will try to attend as many local events as possible. However it won't always be possible for her to attend every event.
In normal circumstances if the Mayor is unable to attend your event, the invitation will automatically pass onto the Deputy Mayor who may be able to attend on the Mayor's behalf.