David will be the 15th mayor since the fabled custom, which dates back to the late 1940s, was reintroduced in 1998 after the discovery of the clog-iron in the cellar of the now-closed Red Lion public house.
He received the ceremonial clog-iron chain of office from retiring mayor Geoff Wood at a special ceremony conducted by ex-mayor Roger Fielding at the Old Original in Scouthead.
David’s first duty as mayor will see him lead the first band on to Dawson’s Field for the annual Whit Friday band contests – a tradition since 1999.
David, a former Saddleworth Parish Councillor who has lived in Austerlands for 38 years, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed Mayor of Austerlands and I am pleased I can help to keep this Saddleworth tradition alive.
David’s other local voluntary roles include launching the Saddleworth Village Olympics and being secretary of Scouthead and Austerlands Whit-Friday Band Contest for the past sixteen years.