Cllr Greta Goatley, 76, was elected as the new Mayor of Gravesham on 10 May 2016 at the annual council meeting.
The Mayoress will be Cllr Goatley's daughter, Victoria Bance, 44.
Cllr Goatley has represented Central Ward since a by election nine years ago. She moved to Gravesend in 1969 from Wombwell, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. She has a financial background and became deputy finance officer at the magistrates court and later at North West Kent College. During that time she helped people put together their lives in often difficult circumstances.
This year's mayor's charities will be Ellenor Hospice Children and Young Adults, and the Dementia and Alzheimers charity.