Council’s balance and diversity applauded

Members of Summerland’s newly elected municipal council took the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony on Monday evening.

Members of Summerland’s new municipal council took the oath of office at the inauguration meeting on Monday evening. From left are Judge Greg Koturbash who performed the ceremony

Members of Summerland’s newly elected municipal council took the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony on Monday evening.

Judge Greg Koturbash officiated as the members took the oath of office.

The new council consists of Mayor Peter Waterman, Coun. Richard Barkwill, Coun. Toni Boot, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Doug Holmes, Coun. Janet Peake and Coun. Erin Trainer.

The municipal election was held on Nov. 15 and the council members will serve until October, 2018.

In his inauguration address, Waterman said the newly elected council is balanced and diverse.

“In this council, we have everything I could have hoped for: a diversity of age, experience and gender that will lead to enthusiastic and challenging discussion.” he said. “This council will work hard to improving Summerland’s economic strength and to maintain the balance of lifestyle that citizens came out in record numbers to ensure.”

Representatives to the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are Waterman, Coun. Toni Boot and Coun. Richard Barkwill as the alternate.

Boot will be council’s representative on the Summerland Chamber of Commerce, with Coun. Janet Peake as the alternate.

Waterman will serve as council’s liaison to the Okanagan Regional Library board for a short time. Coun. Erin Carlson  was also named to the board, with Coun. Doug Holmes as the alternate.

Signing papers

Judge Greg Koturbash watches as Mayor Peter Waterman signs the papers at the municipal council inauguration on Dec. 1.

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