How Do You Address the Mayor?

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When addressing written correspondence to a mayor, the official is addressed as “The Honorable” followed by the individual’s full name. The salutation in such a communication reads “Dear Mayor” followed by the individual’s surname.

When addressing a mayor in person, or when introducing a mayor to another individual or a group of people, the individual is addressed as “Mayor” followed by the official’s surname. When talking directly to a mayor, the individual is referred to as “Mr. Mayor” or “Madam Mayor,” depending on the gender of the official. In the alternative, the official is addressed as “Mayor” followed by a surname.