Mayor of Warrington
Cllr Wendy Johnson is the 136th Mayor and first citizen of Warrington.
Cllr Johnson is the 11th woman to be Mayor of Warrington and is a long-serving council member, having first joined in 1998.
Born in Sankey, Wendy moved to Thelwall aged one and has lived in the area ever since.
Cllr Johnson started her career as a groom and has always loved to ride horses. Her career since has been rich and varied – she has previously worked as a dental assistant, a care home manager and is now a learning and development coach, focusing on qualifications in health and social care.
Wendy represents Lymm North and Thelwall and is also a member of Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council. Like her career, Wendy’s association with the Council is diverse and wide-ranging. She has served on a range of committees and working groups over the years, but has particularly enjoyed her time as the chairperson of the Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Wendy also represented Warrington in its first Joint Scrutiny Committee with member of neighbouring councils.
Cllr Johnson continues to contribute to the Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, which is particular area of interest and expertise.
Wendy’s sister, Mrs Beverley Hallam, will be her consort supporting her throughout her mayoral year.
Warrington Disability Partnership, a voluntary organisation run predominantly by disabled people, with the aim of improving the quality of life for disabled people and their families through a range of direct and indirect services.
Walton Lea Project, a charity that provides supported learning, development and work activities for adults and young people with learning disabilities. The project has eight social enterprises including retail, horticulture, floristry, woodwork, recycling, craftwork and the Walton Lea tea room.
MacIntyre, which provides support, care and education for adults and young people with learning disabilities. MacIntyre also supports residents through a range of activities, including the Warrington Learning Centre and Warrington Café, to socialise and build relationships.
Contact the elderly, the only national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. The charity is supported by a network of volunteers who often arrange gatherings and tea parties.
Events and engagements
The Mayor attends hundreds of events every year, both inside the town and across the country, acting as a representative for Warrington. You can take a look at events the Mayor attends on Facebook and Twitter. You can also invite the Mayor to an event.
The Mayor's role and history
The formal election of the Mayor takes place during the annual meeting of the council, usually in May. The term of office lasts for one year. A Deputy Mayor is appointed to assist the Mayor throughout the year and it is usual for the deputy to succeed to the Mayor the following year - Cllr Maureen Creaghan is the Deputy Mayor of Warrington for 2018-19. Find out more about the Mayor's role, history, protocol and the robes, chains and other civic regalia.