Find out about the Mayor of Guildford
Meet the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Mrs Marsha Moseley is the Mayor of Guildford for 2021-22.
She has been representing her community as a councillor for the Ash Vale ward since 1999. She represents the ward for both Guildford borough and Ash Parish Council.
As well as being a borough and parish councillor, Marsha has served as a Surrey county councillor. She served from July 2006 until she retired, undefeated, in May 2021.
This is not Marsha's first time in office as Mayor of Guildford. She also served as Mayor for the municipal year 2010-2011.
Marsha was born in Portsmouth and went to school in Gosport, Hampshire. She graduated from what is now Bournemouth University with an honours degree in history, English and politics. In 1984 Marsha joined the Civil Service, moving to Guildford in 1990. She worked for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for 33 years. Marsha took voluntary redundancy in 2018.
As a councillor for the Ash Vale ward, Marsha has served on several committees. In 1999 she joined the planning committee and was chairman from 2013 until 2020.
Marsha has a keen interest in sport, leisure and the local environment. Her participation in other committees is a reflection of this. She has been a representative on Sport Guildford. Marsha was a member of the Ash Manor joint management committee. She was also part of the Guildford in Bloom committee. Marsha has been chairman of the Ash Parish Council planning committee since 2001. She was vice chairman of the council from 2006 until 2015.
Marsha enjoys keeping up to date with current affairs, cooking and "playing" in her garden.
Since taking redundancy from full-time employment, Marsha appreciates the opportunity to travel. Marsha and her partner Nigel enjoy holidays to Europe. They particularly enjoy the sunny weather, culture, food and wine in France and Spain.
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Community is a value close to Marsha's heart and a theme that will help guide her time in office.
Marsha's satisfaction comes from being able to represent the area in which she lives. She enjoys working closely with local people and organisations.
Marsha is a trustee of various charities. These include the James Payne Memorial fund and the Ash and District Museum Society. Marsha's trustee work enables her to ensure those in need in her community receive help.
Marsha admires the many local volunteers providing cohesion in our communities. Unsung, they quietly provide their support helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not weakened this cohesion. Marsha has been overwhelmed to see so many people come forward to help, to do what they can, no matter how big or small. The selfless actions of these individuals have shown that community is key.
During her mayoral year, Marsha is looking forward to thanking our incredible volunteers. Where possible, she hopes she can thank people in-person for their incredible contributions.
The Deputy Mayor for 2021-22 is Councillor Dennis Booth.