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Swearing-in ceremony and Warden election launch new term of County Council

Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2018
2019 Council

Cobourg, ON – December 12, 2018 – The new term of Northumberland County Council kicked-off today to the sound of bagpipes, as the three return­ing and four new members of council were led into chambers by Northumber­land Paramedics Deputy Chief and resident piper John Lindsay. During the inauguration ceremony, each councillor took an Oath of Office, committing to ‘truly, faithfully and impartially exercising the office to their best of his/her knowledge and ability’.

The members of the 2018-2022 Northumberland County Council include:

  • John Logel, Mayor, Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
  • Brian Ostrander, Mayor, Municipality of Brighton
  • John Henderson, Mayor, Town of Cobourg
  • Mandy Martin, Mayor, Township of Cramahe
  • William Cane, Mayor, Township of Hamilton
  • Robert Sanderson, Mayor, Municipality of Port Hope
  • Robert Crate, Mayor, Municipality of Trent Hills

In her opening remarks, County CAO Jennifer Moore extended congratula­tions on behalf of staff to both new and returning members of council. She ref­erenced the significant progress achieved on key projects over the last sever­al terms, and the mutual respect and professionalism that have long charac­terized County Council and staff collaboration.

“It is with great anticipation that we look to the future, to the many milestones we are set to achieve, together,” she stated. “In the days ahead, as you begin to address the many priorities before you, please know that you can rely on the expertise and commitment of Northumberland County staff to help turn your vision into reality.”

Following the inauguration ceremony, council members voted Alnwick/ Haldimand Mayor John Logel into the position of Northumberland County Warden for 2019. This is Warden Logel’s second term on County Council, and his first term as Warden.

Addressing those gathered, the new warden reflected on the important work before Council, touching on the major infrastructure projects, social services programs, waste and transportation plans, and new business and tourism at­traction strategies—as well as regional initiatives through the EOWC– that will require Council direction throughout the year and the term. 

“We do have many priorities to address in the year ahead,” noted Warden Logel. “As Head of Council, I commit to working closely with staff and mem­bers of council, listening closely to members of the public and community stakeholders, collaborating openly with other levels of government and partner agencies, and drawing out ideas that will positively impact our future, promot­ing a strong and vibrant Northumberland.”

Warden Logel is currently in his second term as Mayor of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand. Long active as a volunteer in the community, in 2010 Warden Logel entered the race and was elected as councillor in Alnwick/ Haldimand Township. In 2014, he was elected Mayor of the Township, and he was reelected once again in 2018. Warden Logel is married to Brenda, his wife of 41 years. They have two children, Chris and Katherine, who live and work in the Grafton area, as well as five grandchildren between the ages of 6 and 10.

The role of Northumberland County Warden is a one-year term, filled by one of the seven members of County Council. The Warden is appointed based on a vote by members of council or, in the case of a single candidate, an accla­mation.

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Photo 1 Attached

(Back row from left to right): Councillor William Cane, Councillor John Hender­son, Warden John Logel, Councillor Brian Ostrander

(Front row from left to right): Councillor Robert Sanderson, Councillor Mandy Martin, Councillor Robert Crate

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Warden John Logel

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