Councillor Stephen Reynolds was elected as Mayor for 2019/20 at the Annual Council Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony on Thursday 23 May 2019. Stephen will be supported during his term in office by the Mayoress, his wife, Councillor Shirley Reynolds.
Councillor Reynolds was brought up in Solihull and upon leaving school was employed at the newly formed Severn Trent Water. Stephen spent his working life as a Customer Relations Officer and since his retirement has done voluntary work for Severn Hospice and the National Trust.
Stephen moved to Telford when he married his wife, Shirley and together they have two grown up children; Graham who works at Telford College of Arts & Technology and Gilly, also a Borough Councillor.
Stephen became a Borough Councillor at the 2015 election and is one of three elected representatives for Oakengates & Ketley Bank ward. Since 2011, he has served as a Member of Wrockwardine Wood and Trench Parish Council as well as a Member of Oakengates Town Council, where he has undertaken the role of Mayor three times. Stephen has previously served as Mayor of the Borough for 2017/18.
The Deputy Mayor
The Mayor will be supported during his year in Office by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Amrik Jhawar who is one of three elected representatives for Ketley and Overdale Ward.
Amrik recently became a Borough Councillor again at the 2019 election and has previously held the position of Deputy Mayor for 2014/15. Amrik also serves as a Member of Ketley Parish Council where he has undertaken the role of Chairman.