Councillor Elaine Boyes will don the chains of office to become the new Lord Mayor of Manchester on Wednesday 16 May.
The honour marks another achievement for Councillor Boyes, aged 60, who was first elected to the council in 2006, representing the City Centre ward.
Counicllor Boyes will officially become Lord Mayor of Manchester at the Annual General Meeting of Manchester City Council on Wednesday 16 May at 10.00am in the Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall.
Councillor Boyes was born in Collar House, Prestbury. At the time Collar House was a premature baby unit for Manchester women when Saint Mary's Hospital was temporarily closed.
Raised in Openshaw, she attended Wheler Street School then later went to Fielden Park College where she studied typing and shorthand.
Councillor Boyes worked initially as a secretary. This included 13 years with the National Computing Centre, followed by a secondment to the Department of Trade and Industry. She then went on to work for 18 years as a receptionist at a local GP's practice.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Elaine Boyes said, ""It has been a privilege to serve the residents of the city centre for over six years and it is a real honour to have the opportunity to now represent all of Manchester as Lord Mayor.
"As Lord Mayor I'm looking forward to meeting and speaking to people not only from all the different backgrounds and traditions of our cosmopolitan city but from right across the world."
Since becoming a member of the council Councillor Boyes has been a member of the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, Planning Committee, and Children and Young People's Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She was also a Regulation 33 Visitor for three years, a role which involved visiting children's homes to ensure they are of a high enough quality for the young residents.
Away from her role as local councillor and Lord Mayor, Councillor Boyes enjoys travel, the theatre, ballet and is a keen gardener.
Her chosen theme for her year in office is disability issues, principally adults with disabilities. She has a particular interest in Alzheimer's, dementia and multiple system atrophy (MSA).
Councillor Boyes has been married to Keith for 28 years. She has a daughter, Jenyfer, aged 25, two stepdaughters, Melanie and Carla and three grandchildren - Natasha, Jack and Luka.
Councillor Boyes's sister-in-law Linda Geoghegan, 62, will serve as the Lady Mayoress. Linda is now retired but previously worked for Manchester City Council for twenty years in the IT section of the City Works department.