Merton Council’s Mayor Elect is Councillor David Chung.
The Longthornton ward councillor will take over the role from Councillor Agatha Akyigyina at a special Mayor Making ceremony on 13 May.
Councillor Chung was elected to Merton Council in 2002 and has served on a variety of committees.
Councillor Chung was born in Guyana, is a wheelchair user and moved to UK in 1965. David is married, has three daughters and seven grandchildren. David is a community activist who has lived in Merton for the past 33 years. David’s entire career has been in education both in the UK and abroad. He is actively involved in health and well-being matters in the local community. He is an avid supporter of the voluntary sector and dedicated to addressing the issues of climate change.
Councillor Chung said: “It is a great honour to be nominated as Mayor of Merton for the coming year. I’m looking forward to meeting the many hundreds of people, groups and organisations who make Merton the fantastic borough it is. As a resident for many years, it will be a very proud moment for me and my family at the annual council meeting when I officially take on the role of first citizen of the borough and follow in the footsteps of many great Mayors before me.”