MAYOR OF GODALMING
COUNCILLOR ADAM DUCE
Adam was born and brought up in Weybridge before moving to Devon when he was 7 and returning to Surrey in 2015 to start his first teaching post at Godalming College. As well as teaching English, he is also the College’s Director of Progression overseeing the careers programme for students and their future destinations.
Adam first got elected to Godalming Town Council in 2019 and led on youth provision, establishing the Youth Service at Broadwater. He also campaigned for the creation of the Godalming Park Run. From 2022-23, Adam was Deputy Mayor of Godalming and was nominated and later a finalist for the Young Councillor of the Year Award (2022) hosted by NALC.
Adam is keen to grow the youth service and is committed to giving young people more opportunities locally. He is also enthusiastic about environmental initiatives.
Adam enjoys reading and, with his degree focused on linguistics, loves to learn new words.
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You can find the programme of Mayoral engagements by clicking here.
The role and duty of the Deputy Mayor is to deputise, as required, for the Mayor. When chairing Full Council the Deputy Mayor assumes the Mayor’s role and powers in relation to that meeting.
In undertaking engagements, the Deputy Mayor’s role is to act as the Mayor’s representative.
Except for civic occasions and Full Council meetings, the Deputy Mayor has no role when the Mayor is present ie. if the Mayor attends an event as Mayor the Deputy Mayor may only attend the same function as a Councillor. Except for the aforementioned occasions, the Deputy Mayor must not wear chains of office whenever the Mayor is present.
- In speeches the Mayor of Godalming is referred to as ‘Town Mayor’.
- The partner of the Mayor is known as the Town Mayor’s Consort, and may be a spouse, partner or other nominated person.
- If formal photographs are taken at the event, a copy would be appreciated for the Mayor’s portfolio.
- Please note the Mayor will normally wear the chain of office unless your event is informal and you specifically request “no chain of office”.