After a year in office Cllr Jackie Meade and Deputy Cllr. Ray Field stood down and made way for the towns new may via an online Virtual Annual Council Meeting last night, Councillor Michelle Keutenius was elected as The Worshipful Town Mayor of Folkestone and Councillor Nicola Keen was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2020/21.

The Town Mayor’s Consort for the year will be her husband, Mr Neil Keutenius, and the Mayor’s Chaplain will be Reverend Bob Weldon.

Cllr Keutenius said “I am honoured to be elected as Folkestone Town Mayor and look forward to being able to help support and champion the Town, residents, businesses and community.”

Michelle has lived in Folkestone for over 10 years and her husband and Consort, Neil Keutenius, was born in Folkestone.  Michelle is a small business owner and Freelance Admin officer currently working with The School Bus Project and Cooperative School Network.  In her spare time Michelle is an avid reader with a particular interest in History.