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Media Release - New term of City Council begins with Ceremony


City of Powell River’s newly elected Mayor and Council were sworn in at the inaugural City Council meeting held Tuesday, November 6 at the Powell River Recreation Complex.
 
Mayor David Formosa was sworn in for his third term in office as Mayor after having served one term previously as a City Councillor. Councillors Maggie Hathaway and Jim Palm were sworn in for their fourth terms, Councillors CaroleAnn Leishman and Rob Southcott were sworn in for their second terms and Councillors Cindy Elliott and George Doubt will serve their first terms on Council.
 
The ceremony featured a blessing from Dr. Elsie Paul from the Tla’amin Nation plus the inaugural address from Mayor Formosa. The Mayor then announced Councillors Leishman and Doubt as City Directors to the qathet Regional District Board, and Councillors Palm and Southcott as Alternates.
 
Mayor Formosa also announced the assignment of Portfolios and Appointment of Community Liaisons.
 
Mayor David Formosa Portfolios:

 
Councillor George Doubt Portfolios:

  • Finance
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation (shared with Councillor Leishman)
  • Finance Committee, Chair
  • Municipal Insurance Association of BC, Council Representative
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, Council Representative
  • Sustainability Committee, Council Representative
  • Tourism Powell River, Council Liaison Appointee

 
Councillor Cindy Elliott Portfolios:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Social Action & Planning, Affordable Housing (shared with Councillor Hathaway)
  • Community Advisory Group to Western Stillwater & Island Timberlands, Council Liaison Appointee
  • Community Futures Development Corporation, Council Liaison Appointee

 
Councillor Maggie Hathaway Portfolios:

  • Communication
  • Protective Services: RCMP, Fire Service, Emergency Services & Bylaw Enforcement
  • Social Action & Planning, Affordable Housing (shared with Councillor Elliott)
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, Council Representative
  • Powell River Community Forest Ltd, Council Representative (Alternate)

 
Councillor CaroleAnn Leishman Portfolios:

  • Solid Waste
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation (shared with Councillor Doubt)
  • Sustainability Committee, Council Representative
  • Sports Hall of Fame Committee, Council Representative
  • Youth Council (shared with Councillor Southcott)

 
Councillor James Palm Portfolios:

  • Infrastructure
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Seniors
  • Sports Hall of Fame Committee, Council Representative
  • BC Ferry Advisory Committee, Council Liaison Appointee

 
Councillor Rob Southcott Portfolios:

  • Planning
  • Legislative Services and Procedural Governance
  • AVICC Social Procurement, Council Representative
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, Council Representative
  • Powell River Library Board, Council Representative
  • Sustainability Committee, Council Representative
  • Youth Council (shared with Councillor Leishman)

 
City of Powell River Council will resume its regular sittings with the Committee of the Whole meeting at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13 and City Council meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, November 15.
 
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For more information, contact:
Mayor Dave Formosa
(604) 485-8601
 
 

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:30am

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