Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent

The Lord Mayor Councillor Sheila Pitt
The Lord Mayor for the City of Stoke-on-Trent 2013/14 is Councillor Sheila Pitt.
 
The Lord Mayor is the First Citizen of Stoke-on-Trent, and with this comes a high profile role in promoting and maintaining the interests of the city and its people.
 
The Lord Mayor attends a variety of engagements throughout her year in office, such as Civic Receptions, Parades and general visits. The Councillor & Civic Support Team of which the Lord Mayor's Secretariat is a part supports him in this role, and can also offer advice on relevant points of etiquette, procedure and precedence. If you wish to request the Lord Mayor's presence at an event, please follow the guidance on these pages.
 
Sheila Grace Pitt was born in Hanley and has lived in Stoke-on-Trent for most of her life.  She attended St John's Primary School, Hanley, where she passed her Eleven Plus examination enabling her to attend Brownhills Grammar School for girls. She left at 16 to work in a solicitor's office as junior clerk.  After studying shorthand and typing she was able to gain a position as secretary to one of the partners where she remained until she married and started a family.
 
She returned to work when her children were quite young and spent all her working life in office environments, including R.D. Cresswell & sons Ltd in Longton and Woolliscroft Tiles in Hanley.
 
Councillor Pitt is now retired and enjoys her hobbies of photography and painting, mainly in acrylics.  She has also traced her family history and belongs to a family history society.
 
Councillor Pitt was first elected in 2004 for Berryhill and Hanley East Ward and is now serving as a Councillor for Bentilee and Ubberley Ward which also includes the areas of Berryhill and Moss Green Estates.  She has been a school governor and served on the Children and Young People Committee, also as vice-chair of Adults and Neighbourhoods Committee and City Renewal Committee and is passionate about the regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent.
 
She is married to her second husband, Barry, having recently celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  Although both her children are deceased, she is blessed with six grandchildren and a lovely step-daughter and step-grandson and also a great-grandson.
 
Her husband Barry is supporting her and will be her consort during her year of office.

The Deputy Lord Mayor for 2013/14 is Councillor Majid Khan.

For further information on any aspect concerning the Lord Mayor please contact the Lord Mayor’s Secretary on (01782) 232625, or by e-mail to lord.mayor@stoke.gov.uk

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