Elected by the Councillors, the Mayor takes precedence at all municipal proceedings and speaks for council on policies and important local issues. The Councillors elect the Mayor at a Statutory Meeting held annually in November.

During their term of office the Mayor is the 'first citizen' of the Shire.

Year Shire President Year Shire President
1996/97 Cr Lester Harris 1997/98 Cr Robert Vance
1998/99 Cr Neil Hamer 1999/2000 Cr David Clark (Part)
1999/2000 Cr David Bailey (Part) 2000/01 Cr Lester Harris
2001/02 Cr Robert Vance 2002/03 Cr Richard Goodman


At Council's April 2004 Meeting a decision was made that Pyrenees Shire will now use the title 'Mayor' rather than 'Shire President'.

Year Mayor Year Mayor
2003/04 Cr David Clark 2004/05 Cr Lester Harris
2005/06 Cr Lysette Ashford 2006/07 Cr Gabriel Horvat
2007/08 Cr Lester Harris 2008/09 Cr Robert Vance
2009/10 Cr David Clark 2010/11 Cr Michael O'Connor
2011/12 Cr John Quinn 2012/13 Cr Michael O'Connor
2013/14 Cr Robert Vance 2014/15
Cr Tanya Kehoe
2015/16 Cr Michael O'Connor
2016/17 Cr Ron Eason
Cr David Clark
2018/19 Cr Robert Vance
2019/20 Cr Tanya Kehoe 2020/21 Cr Damian Ferrari
 2021/22 Cr Ron Eason   2022/23  Cr Ron Eason