The Mayor

The Mayor is elected each year at the Annual Town Council meeting which is held in May. The Mayor has two roles as Chair of the Town Council and Civic Ambassador for the town.

There are many engagements undertaken by the Mayor in which he/she acts as a link between the various groups and organisations in Hexham. The Mayor can also take the Council’s message into the community and work to encourage and foster positive working relationships between the Council and other organisations and individuals in the town.

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event you may be organising  or simply to ask him/her a question please contact


Town Mayor – Derek Kennedy 

Councillor Derek Kennedy was re elected Mayor of Hexham at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on 15 May 2023. Cllr Fay Hartland was also re-elected as Deputy Mayor.