Long-time Chisholm mayor resigns for health reasons

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Chisholm Township has announced Mayor Leo Jobin has resigned to focus on his health.

Jobin was appointed to council from 2002 to 2006 and returned in November 2009, becoming Mayor in January 2010.

To recognize his tenure, loyalty, and dedication, the replacement bridge on River Road was named after Jobin last year. The mayor's seat will be declared vacant on November 10th with current councillors able to put motions forward for his replacement.

“It is time for me to leave Council and focus on my health,” Jobin stated at the September 22, regular council meeting.

During his tenure he served on multiple committees, such as Community Policing, General Government, Finance Committee, District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board, Golden Sunshine Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Cassellholme Board, and Centennial Committee to name a few.

Councillor Gail Degagne stated, “It has sincerely been a honour and a pleasure working alongside Mayor Jobin. Leo brought so much knowledge about the Township of Chisholm to each meeting and always acted in the best interest of the people of Chisholm, putting their needs at the heart of every decision made. His positive attitude, strong work ethic, and pleasant nature will be truly missed. I wish Leo all the best.”

Jobin attended his final council meeting on October 27.

“I had great pleasure working with everyone. We are fortunate for the councillors we have and the future looks good for Chisholm. The new Chief Administrative Officer and Operations Superintendent positions are working out well and I feel I am leaving at a time with everything in good hands.” states Jobin.

Dave Dale is a Local Journalism Reporter working with BayToday. LJI is funded by the Federal government.

Dave Dale, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca