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. 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.

For May 2023 to May 2024 the Mayor of Medway is Councillor Nina Gurung and her husband, Mr Taikaji Gurung, will act as Consort.

Councillor Gurung officially took up duties on 24 May 2023, when she was elected at the Annual Council Meeting.

Read about the Mayor’s chosen charities