This category is the parent category for mayors. Articles should be put in one or both of the sub-categories, not here.
In many countries, a Mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater") is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city.
In many municipal systems the mayor serves as chief executive officer and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated.