Mayor of Dacorum
The Mayor of Dacorum for 2023-2024: Councillor William Allen
The Mayor is the first citizen of the borough and is elected to the post by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of the Council in May each year. The role of Mayor is a non-political position and during the mayoral year, a Mayor puts aside Council duties to concentrate on the role as the town's first citizen.
In addition to chairing the Council meeting, the Mayor attends many different types of functions throughout the borough. These include representing the Council at civic functions, receiving dignitaries, attending formal dinners and church services, opening events, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools. On occasions, the Mayor hosts visits to the Mayor's Parlour from various groups or organisations. The Mayor also has a deputy to stand in if they are unavailable.
The Mayor's correct title is The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum.
Councillor Brenda Link was appointed Deputy Mayor for 2023-2024.
The Mayor's charity
In view of the cost of living crisis, the Mayor will be working with our officers and those from Community Action Dacorum to establish a Resilience Fund that will benefit multiple charities, especially those supporting residents in greatest need.
Book tickets to a mayoral event
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Request the Mayor's attendance
If you'd like to invite the Mayor to a function or event, please complete the online request form (below), giving as much notice as possible and as many details as you can.
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About the Mayor
William Allen has been a Dacorum Borough Councillor since 2019, representing Boxmoor. He has served on two committees - Health in Dacorum and Licensing and Health and Safety Enforcement. Locally, he launched Four and No More - a campaign to resist high-level development around Hemel Hempstead Station in Boxmoor.
He spent 20 years working in the public and charity sectors managing services for disadvantaged young people, often in Dacorum. He now teaches history and leads the Sixth Form at Roman Fields Academy, a special school in Box Lane.
William was born and grew up in Dacorum and settled with his family in Boxmoor in 1999. He is active in the community with local cricket clubs, is a committee member on Boxmoor Good Neighbours, runs the Boxmoor Drive Safe Scheme and runs the monthly charity quiz at the Post Office Arms pub on Puller Road. He is also a trustee at Community Action Dacorum, a Dacorum Borough Council representative on the Dacorum Heritage Trust and Vice-Chair of Arts Venue in Dacorum (AVID).
Dacorum Borough Council
Telephone: 01442 228202