The Mayor of Fareham is elected by his/her fellow councillors in May each year. The Mayor will hold this post for one year and he/she does not have any political allegiances.
This year the Mayor of Fareham is Councillor Mrs Susan Bayford, closely supported by the Mayor's Consort, Mr Brian Bayford.
The Deputy Mayor usually becomes Mayor in the following year. The Deputy Mayor for 2018/19 is Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant and the Deputy Mayoress is Councillor Mrs Louise Clubley.
The Mayor's role is to chair Council meetings and represent Fareham at approximately 400 civic events and functions each year, including award-giving receptions and events organised by local voluntary and community groups.
Each Mayor selects at least one charity to support and organises events to raise funds throughout the Mayoral year.