At the AGM of Woodbridge Town Council on Tuesday 15th May 2018, Councillor David Mortimer was elected Mayor of Woodbridge for the Civic Year 2018-19.
David has lived and worked in the Woodbridge area all his life. He grew up in Burgh and attended Grundisburgh Primary School, then Kingston Middle and Farlingaye High School.
After studying business studies he worked at a Corporate Estate Agency in 1988 selling properties in and around the Town. He then worked within the company in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.
In 1994 David met his wife Linda whilst working in Felixstowe. They moved into their first home in Woodbridge with their first son. They were married in 1997 at St Marys Church.
Whilst working at a firm of solicitors in Ipswich Linda persuaded him to go it alone and in 2001 they set up the Woodbridge branch of Hamilton Smith Estate Agents in Church Street. In 2002 Linda had their second son and she took over the business in 2008 allowing David to move into the emerging business world of energy surveying.
This business has evolved considerably and after qualifying as a Commercial Drone Pilot he runs both the energy and aerial survey businesses side by side.
Having lived in Sutton for 12 years they moved back into Woodbridge in 2016.
In January 2017 Linda and their eldest son Dale rebranded the business under the family name of Mortimers and continue to move it forward. David works from home and spends most of his time out on the road surveying properties or using the drones to work overhead.
David has played a number of roles in Woodbridge over the years. He served as a Special Constable for 13 years and was predominantly tasked with policing the Town centre on busy Friday and Saturday nights. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge and was club President in 2015. Rotary is one of his chosen Mayoral charities as they raise money for a number of local charities, including the new and exciting Jetty Lane project. He is also supporting the Woodbridge Soldiers Fund at Rock Barracks as there are strong links between the Base and Woodbridge.
Elected as a Town Councillor in 2015 he has a keen interest in promoting Woodbridge as a tourist destination as well as getting people to shop locally and support the wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs that are offered in the Town.
The Deputy Mayor for the Civic Year 2018/19 is Councillor Patti Mulcahy.
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