The mayor of lannach has the following responsibilities:
-Representing the town to members of parliament, national organisations and other towns.
-Managing streets and building maintenance.
-Promoting employment within the town.
-Dealing with concerns from citizens about various issues across wider society.
-Focusing on events that are organised in or near to lannach for both profits and entertainment.
Roles of Mayor in Lannach :
1. Representing the town to Members of Parliament.
The mayor is responsible for representing lannach at national organizations e.g. the mayor liaises with the Chief Local Government Officers, local authorities etc.
The mayor is responsible for representing Lannach to members of parliament.
2. Managing Streets and Building Maintenance
The mayor is responsible for managing streets, building maintenance and fire services in lannach.
The mayor also has responsibility for managing public land within the town i.e parks, roads etc.
The Mayor is responsible for promoting employment within Lannach through stimulating businesses within the town to operate successfully .
3. Dealing with Concerns from Citizens about Various Issues
The Mayor is responsible for dealing with any concerns of citizens from a wide variety of issues.
The mayor helps lannach to deal with a number of key issues e.g. Population Growth, Planning, Economic growth, population etc.
The mayor represents lannach at national organizations in order to deal with these issues.
4. Focusing on Events that are Organised for Both Profit and Entertainment.
The mayor is responsible for focusing on events that are organised in or near to lannach for both profit and entertainment purposes. These events can range from markets, prize shows, sporting events etc..
5. Meeting with the General Public
The mayor often meets with the general public in his/her role as Mayor to promote welfare for lannach.
This can range from encouraging people to vote, encouraging young people to become involved, encouraging young people into different roles etc.
The mayor also tries to help lannach through grants that are provided by the central government e.g. poverty reduction grants, hospital funding etc..
6. Public Events organized by the Mayor
The mayor hosts events which are not only sources of profit, but also entertainment for the general population of lannach.
These events can range from traditional festivals such as fairs, family events e.g weddings etc..
7. Managing Relations with Other Local Authorities
The Mayor of Lannach has the responsibility of managing relations with other local authorities across Scotland.
The mayor is responsible for how local authorities interact with each other on the national level regarding the development of different policies, strategies etc..
8.Encouraging Young People to Get Involved in Local Government
The mayor encourages young people to get involved in local government within lannach by allowing young people to sit on various committees where they can listen and learn new skills about real life experiences.
9. Encouraging Young People to Become Politicians
The mayor encourages young people to become politicians by encouraging them to apply to run for local authorities.
The mayor also encourages young people to apply for politics e.g. MPs, MEP’s, councillors etc..The Mayor also provides training courses that are provided by Scottish local government for young people who wish to become councillors.
Work Experience Placements (WEP) provided by Scottish Local Authority (SELA) allow students access to local authority jobs in lannach throughout Scotland allowing them the opportunity to learn various skills before/during/after school hours.
10. Salary of the Position of Mayor
The salary for the position of mayor is £33,670 per year. The maximum amount that can be spent on expenses is £29,090 per year. These are fixed amounts based on the population of lannach .
11. Requirements to be Mayor in lannach
The requirements to be mayor in lannach are that you are over 18 years of age, you are a member of the local authority i.e. you live within an area known as lannach, live within the council boundary and have lived in the area for over 6 months prior to election day .
You must not hold any other political or public office at any level .
12. Length of Term
The length of term for mayor is 4 years. Mayors can only serve 2 terms.
The next election for mayor will take place on Thursday 3 June 2017 followed by the first meeting of the new council where the first meeting of the new council takes place.
13. Selection Process
The selection process varies from council to council and has its own constitution e.g. written rules, traditions etc. Lannach has a selection committee which consists of 5 councillors who are selected through a vote at a general meeting (GM).
The previous mayor of Lannach nominates 4 councillors and there is 1 councillor who is nominated by the next candidate for mayor.
The successful mayoral candidate will be confirmed by vote of the majority of councillors present at the GM . Any other candidate must show more than 50% of the vote +1 to win.