As Sheriff of Poole, Councillor Xena Dion, will support the Mayor with her civic duties and responsibilities. She has served as a Councillor for the Penn Hill since 2003.
The role of the Sheriff supports the Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Civic duties and responsibilities. The Sheriff usually receives a small allowance of £750 to help with expenses. The Councillor serves a year as Sheriff, then becomes the elected Mayor before finally becoming Deputy Mayor.