Councillor Elliot Penn was voted Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan at the council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 8.

At the same meeting, the Vale also welcomed Councillor Naomi Marshalsea as deputy mayor.

During his year in office, the mayor will preside over the principal meetings of the council, and undertake various ceremonial roles on behalf of the county.

As mayor and deputy, councillor Penn and councillor Marshalsea will also continue to raise funds for the mayor's foundation.

The foundation offers financial support to community groups, the voluntary sector, and not for profit organisations towards the cost of initiatives that help to support the council’s vision of 'Strong Communities with a Bright Future'.

Penarth Times: Elliot Penn, the new mayor of the ValeElliot Penn, the new mayor of the Vale (Image: Vale Council)

Penarth Times: New deputy mayor Naomi MarshalseaNew deputy mayor Naomi Marshalsea (Image: Vale Council)

Penarth Times: The mayor and deputy mayor signing in at the recent Vale Council AGMThe mayor and deputy mayor signing in at the recent Vale Council AGM (Image: Vale Council)

Councillor Elliot Penn said he was honoured to be elected.

Cllr Penn said: "Having grown up and lived in Penarth all my life it’s a privilege to continue to represent St Augustines ward and a great honour to be elected Mayor.

“I look forward to representing the Vale of Glamorgan at many varied event throughout the year.’’

Councillor Naomi Marshalsea, deputy mayor, said she was committed to championing diversity.

Cllr Marshalsea said: “I have lived in Barry for six years with my family, and I’m proud to call it home.

“It’s been an honour to represent Illtyd ward over the last 2 years.

“As deputy mayor, I am committed to championing diversity, equality and social justice across the Vale of Glamorgan.”