Councillor John Dehaney was officially unveiled as the Mayor of Merton for 2007/2008 at Wednesday’s annual council meeting.
Councillor Dehaney has been a councillor on Graveney ward for five years.
The Mayor’s appointed charities for his tenure are Deen City Farm and Merton Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Group.
The new Mayor of Merton said at the annual council meeting:
“While growing up as a young boy in Jamaica, I never dreamed I would achieve this great accolade. “I am extremely proud to be the Mayor of Merton and intend to serve it with distinction.”
The Deputy Mayor for 2007/2008 is Councillor Philip Jones from Ravensbury ward.