About the Mayor
The Mayor of Brent is a member of the council chosen by a vote from the other members.
The election of the Mayor is the first item of business at the annual meeting of the council, with the election of the mayor being decided by a majority of the members present.
The outgoing Mayor continues until a successor is elected. If present at the annual meeting, the outgoing Mayor may vote in the election and may exercise a second or casting vote if votes are equal.
The Mayor appoints a deputy mayor who holds office until immediately after the election of a Mayor at the next annual meeting of the council.
The modern Mayor has many civic and ceremonial responsibilities and has an ambassadorial role as first citizen of the borough.
This means the Mayor will promote Brent locally, nationally and internationally and participate in, and help initiate, activities that help the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of Brent and its residents.
Councillor Bhagwanji Chohan
The Mayor of Brent for 2017-18, Cllr Bhagwanji Chohan was elected on Wednesday 17 May 2017.
Ward councillor for Alperton since 2010, Cllr Chohan has been a vocal advocate for encouraging residents to get involved in community projects across the borough.
After moving from Kenya to London he worked as a bus conductor and booking clerk, before setting up his own grocery business which he successfully ran for 23 years. He has also volunteered for a wide range of organisations including the Youth Service, Ealing Community Race Relations Council and in stints as an interpreter and Special Constable.
Residents can keep up with the Mayor's official engagements and visits around Brent by following his Twitter feed @mayorofbrent.
Mayor of Brent’s Charity 2017-2018
The Mayor, Cllr Bhagwanji Chohan will be supporting two charities during his year in office:
Asian Women's Resource Centre
A service which assists women and children every year experiencing domestic abuse. The centre aims to prevent domestic abuse by helping women and children to receive essential, practical and emotional support in the future, so that they can re-build their lives.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK
The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK works to eradicate classroom hunger and facilitate childhood education.
Want to help?
For further information and to find out how to donate, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 020 8937 1141 to discuss.
The Mayor's diary
If you have any queries concerning the Mayor's diary please contact The Mayor's Office on 020 8937 1141 or email email@example.com.
Please note that the diary of events is subject to change at short notice.
Current Mayor, Cllr Bhagwanji Chohan engagements 2017-2018
Previous Mayor, Cllr Parvez Ahmed engagements 2016-2017
Invite the Mayor to your event
The Mayor attends hundreds of engagements every year. We would like to make it as easy as possible for you to invite the Mayor to your event.
All requests for the Mayor's attendance should be sent at the earliest opportunity as the Mayor's diary does fill up quickly. We will respond to all requests within five working days of receipt.
You will hear from us whether the Mayor or an appropriate representative can attend.
Once your engagement has been accepted you will receive written confirmation and a protocol form which needs to be completed and returned to us.
You can submit a request to the Mayor's Office by:
The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Brent
The Mayor's Parlour
Brent Civic Centre
Wembley HA9 0FJ
If you need any further assistance please contact the Mayor's Office on 020 8937 1141 or by email.