Carma Williams takes office as SDG Counties Warden

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CORNWALL – The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry inaugurated its final warden of the 2018-22 term December 17.

Carma Williams, who serves as deputy mayor of North Glengarry, was selected as warden in a two person election by Counties Council in November.

Williams is the second woman to ever hold office as warden in the 171 year history of SDG.

In her inaugural speech, she said that she intended to continue to pressure the province on rural education. SDG adopted a rural education strategy earlier this fall after releasing a 44-page report outlining 10 recommendations to improve the system.

Williams said SDG’s evironmental legacy is as important.

“The Regional Waste Management Study must be completed, ensuring it serves the needs of SDG municipalities and paves the road for innovative, efficient, and environmentally responsible solutions,” she said.

She closed by saying she wanted to continue to build on the relationships SDG has with others.

“Partnerships are essential to our success,” Williams said. “We are stronger if we work together, and I will foster increased collaboration across the region.”

Williams is the fifth warden of this term and the fourth warden from Glengarry County.

Among the politicians, senators, and other guests in attendance was Estella Rose, who in 2008 was elected the first female warden of SDG.

Williams will serve until mid-November 2022 when the next term of SDG Counties council is sworn in.

Voters select their next lower-tier municipal leaders on October 22, 2022.

Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader

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