‘Special evening’: New Oro-Medonte Township council sworn in
Council appointed Peter Lavoie to serve as deputy mayor for first two years of term and Lori Hutcheson to serve in the position during the second half
Last evening, the inaugural meeting of the 2022-2026 Township of Oro-Medonte Council took place at the Township Administration Centre.
Mayor Randy Greenlaw and members of council were officially sworn into office by Township Clerk, Yvonne Aubichon.
Appointment of the deputy mayor formed part of the inaugural meeting council agenda. The process to appoint the deputy mayor followed bylaw No. 2021-094 passed on Aug. 18, 2021 and Section 10 of Procedural bylaw No. 2017-165 as amended.
Three members of council expressed interest in the seat, with two members of council appointed to the position for a term of two years each; providing an opportunity for both deputy mayors to serve and experience the role throughout the 2022-2026 term of council.
Coun. Peter Lavoie was appointed as deputy mayor effective immediately and will serve until Dec. 31, 2024, and Coun. Lori Hutcheson was appointed deputy mayor effective Jan. 1, 2025 until the conclusion of this term of council.
“[Last night] was a very special evening marking a new beginning for the community of Oro-Medonte,” said Greenlaw. “I look forward to working with the talented council team, and township staff, to ensure the community we call home continues to thrive, grow responsibly, attract investment, and remains a very desirable place to live, work and play. Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural celebrations both in person and virtually.”