Joe Anderson, Labour's Mayor of Liverpool, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The award has been given in recognition of Joe's services to the community, and to the city of Liverpool.
Last month Joe became Liverpool's first ever elected Mayor, winning a mandate to lead the city on an international level.
Following his award, Joe said: "I am delighted and humbled to have received the OBE, and it is great to receive it in Jubilee year. But this is an award for the city as much as myself, because Liverpool really has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years."
"This award recognises all of Liverpool's talented and determined people, and without them, it simply wouldn't have been made."
Joe became Leader of Liverpool City Council in 2010, having led the opposition for eight years. He was instrumental in 2009 in securing the release from prison of Michael Shields, and has since gone on to secure cash from Government for Liverpool to build 12 new secondary schools, thousands of new homes, and to create tens of thousands of new jobs.
Joe grew up in Dingle, but now lives in Old Swan with his wife and family.