WORTHING’s mayor and mayoress for 2016/17 was selected on Tuesday night.
Northbrook councillor Sean McDonald was confirmed as mayor by Worthing Borough Council at a meeting of full council.
He will invite fellow councillor Vicky Vaughan to be mayoress, with both taking up deputy roles from next month.
Nominating Mr McDonald for the role, leader Dan Humphreys said: “A couple of years ago I came across a chap from the police force who wanted to get involved in politics and he is now on this council and he tells me he would like to be mayor.”
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the appointment.
Mr McDonald said: “Thank you for your trust in me. I have very big shoes to fill. I hope I can continue to do good work.”
Miss Vaughan said she was looking forward to discovering hidden gems of Worthing and was honoured to be asked to serve as mayoress.