The first meeting of our new council took place on Monday. No business other than designating council liaisons to departments and appointing the deputy mayor took place. It was a ceremonial meeting swearing in the 2022 to 2026 council of the Municipality of Clarington.
Council-Elect Mayor Adrian Foster; Regional Councillors Granville Anderson Wards 1&2 and Willie Woo Wards 3&4; and, Local Councillors Sami Elhajjeh Ward 1; Lloyd Rang Ward 2; Corinna Traill Ward 3; and Margaret Zwart Ward 4, were all sworn in by Municipal Clerk Jane Gallagher, municipal clerk after a Smudging Ceremony conducted by Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant and Traditional Knowledge Keeper.
It was a beautiful ceremony. During a Smudging Ceremony we meet with a good heart, so we can make good decisions.