About the Mayor

About the Mayor

The Mayor is the Civic Head of the Council. In May of each year, one of the Councillors is elected to serve as Mayor for one year and another elected as a Deputy. The Mayor chairs meetings of the Full Council and represents the city at ceremonial occasions. The Mayor also welcomes international visitors and attends events organised by local people.

The Mayor for 2020/2021 is Councillor Jo Hodges

Cllr Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges was born in Worcester and has lived here all her life. She is married and has three children and eight grandchildren. Jo enjoys spending time with her family as well as travelling, reading, going to the theatre and immersing herself in local politics.

Jo spent her professional life working as a High School teacher. She was also a Magistrate for 34 years, retiring from the bench two years ago.

Jo joined Worcester City Council in 1996 and has represented the Warndon area of the city for her entire 24 years with the Council. She is a trustee for Worcester Community Trust and chairs the Warndon Forum. She is also interested in international friendship and served as Chair of the Twinning Association for five years. She will now become President of the Association, in her new role as Mayor.

Her nominated mayoral charities are the Worcester Community Trust and Light Box, a charity which provides a safe meeting place for young people in the city.

Councillor Stephen Hodgson is Deputy Mayor for 2020/2021

Deputy Mayor 2020-2021 Stephen Hodgson

Past Mayors of Worcester Since 1999

2019/2020 – Allah Ditta

Mayor of Worcester Allah Ditta

2018/2019 – Jabba Riaz

2017/2018 – Steve Mackay

2016/2017 – Paul Denham

2015/2016 – Roger Knight

Mayor of Worcester 2015/16 Cllr Roger Knight

2014/2015 – Alan Amos

Councillor Alan Amos

2013/2014 – Pat Agar


2012/2013 – Roger Berry

This is Councillor Roger Berry's last week as Mayor of Worcester

2011 – 2012 – Dr David Tibbutt

2010 – 2011 – Mike Layland

Mike Layland

2009 – 2010 – Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

2008 – 2009 – Lucy Hodgson

Lucy Hodgson

2007 – 2008 – Stephen Inman

Stephen Inman

2006 – 2007 – Ian Imray

Ian Imray

2005 – 2006 – Aubrey Tarbuck

Aubrey Tarbuck

2004 – 2005 – Allah Ditta

Allah Ditta

2003 – 2004 – Gareth Jones

Gereth Jones

2002 – 2003 – Robert Rowden

Robert Rowden

2001 – 2002 – David Clark

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2000 – 2001 – Mary Drinkwater

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1999 – 2000 Josephine Hodges

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