The Mayor is known as the First Citizen of Medway, and has ceremonial titles of Constable of the Castle and Admiral of the River. The Mayor chairs meetings of Full Council, and a large part of their time is spent promoting the image and importance of Medway in a regional and national context, and promoting Medway Council objectives.
In the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Annual Council meeting due to be held on 20 May 2020 has been cancelled. Normally at that meeting the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the ensuing year would be appointed. Subsequently Full Council at its meeting on 23 April 2020 agreed to re-appoint Councillor Habib Tejan and Councillor Jan Aldous as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Medway respectively, for the period until May 2021. The Mayoress is Mrs Bridget Tejan.