Since the Town Council’s inception in 1974, Stowmarket has had a Town Mayor. The Mayor is the first citizen of the town. Within the town, they have precedence over all, with the exception of members of the Royal Family and the Queen’s deputy, the Lord Lieutenant. Throughout their Mayoral year, the Mayor meets with a wide array of people and organisations, honouring them for the contribution that they make to the local community. The Mayor also attends a number of engagements and functions outside of the town, representing and promoting Stowmarket.

A list of past Town Mayors can be found below.

R.W. Hiron
1974
E. Jones1974 - 1975
R.J. Pattle1975-1976
Mrs R.P. Jones1976 - 1977
C.G. Soames MBE1977 - 1978
G.M. Brewster1978 - 1979
P. Olfield1979 - 1980
F.H. Brooke1980 - 1981
D.H. Hopgood1981 - 1982
E.E.J. Nunn1982 - 1983
G.A.J. Paton1983 - 1984
W. Wright1984 - 1985
R.J. Pattle1985 - 1986
Mrs R.P. Jones1986 - 1987
D.H.P. Perry1987 - 1988
Mrs J.M. Cade1988 - 1989
J.E. Shaw1989 - 1990
E. Jones1990 - 1991
Mrs E.A. Shaw1991 - 1992
E.E.J. Nunn1992 - 1993
W.F. Crane1993 - 1994
R.D. Snell1994 - 1995
G.A.J. Paton1995 - 1996
Mrs M.S. Finbow1996 - 1997
Mrs C.M. Burgess1997 - 1998
Mrs H. Salmon1998 - 1999
R.D. Snell1999 - 2000
Mrs M.S. Finbow2000 - 2001
J.A. Drake2001 - 2002
K.E. Scarff2002 - 2003
B.J. Salmon2003 - 2004
G.A.J. Paton2004 - 2005
Mrs L.M. Mayes2005 - 2006
Mrs P.J.E. Robinson2006 - 2007
F. Whittle2007 - 2008
Mrs A.E.J. Whybrow2008 - 2009
Mrs V.I. Waspe2009 - 2010
Mrs P.J.E. Robinson2010 - 2011
Mrs D. Ball2011 - 2012
Mrs A.E.J. Whybrow2012 - 2013
Mrs V.I. Waspe2013 - 2014
G.M. Brewster2014 - 2015
B.J. Salmon2015 - 2016
Maj. B. Humphreys MBE2016 - 2017
D.J. Muller2017 - 2018
L. Baxter2018 - 2019