Cramahe mayor sworn in as county’s deputy warden

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Cramahe Township Mayor Mandy Martin has been sworn in as the 2021 deputy warden for Northumberland County.

Previously serving as a county councillor, Martin accepted the nomination for the deputy warden position during the December 2020 meeting of council. She was officially sworn in during the recent January meeting of county council, which was held virtually through Zoom technology due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am honoured to take on the responsibilities of deputy warden for the coming year and I thank my council colleagues for their nomination and support,” Martin said.

“In 2021, county council will continue to navigate the complexities of advancing core municipal priorities and providing key services while evaluating policies and programs to support our residents and staff through this ongoing global pandemic. With the promise of COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, we will continue to engage with our health care partners to support local roll-out, and we will prioritize actions that stimulate economic recovery.”

Martin has been a sitting member of county council since 2018, when she was first elected as mayor of the Township of Cramahe.

The role of Northumberland County deputy warden was introduced in 2020 as part of a host of changes to council governance. The deputy warden ensures business continuity when the warden is absent and shares in the meeting and event responsibilities previously fulfilled exclusively by the warden. The position is a one-year term fulfilled by one of the seven members of county council.

“It is a privilege to take on this leadership role and I look forward to working with staff and supporting the warden in steering the important work taking place at the county council table,” Martin added.

Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Northumberland News