The current Mayor of Ipswich

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Councillor Elango K. Elavalakan was born in Sri Lanka and has lived in Ipswich since 2006.

The Mayor has worked as an engineer and manager, and currently runs his own business.  In his downtime he enjoys watching movies, documentaries, and football matches.

Having lived in many countries, and experienced many different lifestyles, Councillor Elavalakan has always been interested in helping those that need it.  He is passionate about empowering communities and representing those in need.

Councillor Elavalakan has been a St John’s ward councillor since 2014, representing residents in that area of Ipswich. He lives with his wife Manchula, who he married in 1998 in Sri Lanka. 

The Mayor says: “My theme for this year is “Support and Wellbeing”.  I truly believe that we can, and we should, lift others up when they need it, and that we should always consider the wellbeing of others in everything that we do.  The theme lends itself to the two charities that I have chosen to support in my Mayoral year, Cancer Support Suffolk, and Genesis Orwell Mencap.  They both provide vital support to those who really need it and seek to improve the wellbeing of their service users at the same time.

I am truly honoured to be nominated as Mayor of Ipswich, a nomination that I receive with humility and pride.  We chose to make the wonderful town of Ipswich our home 18 years ago and have never regretted it.  I look forward to representing our town, with Manchula as Mayoress, with dignity and respect.”

Contact Details

Civic Secretary,
Ipswich Borough Council,
2W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432641