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    As Mayor vs. As mayor

    Does it sound or show more dignified with the capitalized first letter?

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    Welcome to the Town of Rising Sun, MD

    As we find ourselves facing very challenging times, it is important that we remember that we are a community of families, friends, and neighbors. As Mayor, and on behalf of the commissioners and staff, we are committed to keeping our residents and visitors informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In close coordination with our state and local partners, we continue to monitor the ever-changing conditions with the spread of this virus and will continue to develop appropriate plans of action to protect our residents and businesses.

    As Mayor and on behalf of the board of commissioners, I will always make the safety and quality of life of our Town residents and the sustainability of our businesses my number one priority. I ask that you check on your neighbors and lend a helping hand to those less fortunate when possible. Please be considerate to others who may have concerns. This will pass and we will get through this. We are in this together.

    To assist residents and businesses of Rising Sun, we have created an online resource to help consolidate information, resources, and services for residents and businesses.

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    Re: As Mayor vs. As mayor

    Where have you read that capitalizing the first letter of a government job title makes a text seem "more dignified"?
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    Re: As Mayor vs. As mayor

    So is it simply a custom to capitalize the first letter of a title?

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    Re: As Mayor vs. As mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    So is it simply a custom to capitalize the first letter of a title?
    No. It's a rule: you capitalize titles when they are part of a person's name or standing in for a name. So the mayor of Los Angeles is Mayor Garcetti. He can be addressed as Mister Mayor.
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    Re: As Mayor vs. As mayor

    If the writer had included the definite article, the word would not have been capitalised. It would say "As the mayor and on behalf of ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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