New councillor selected to fill spot on St. Catharines Council
Published January 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm
The Sunday-Monday snowstorm may have stopped traffic and residents cold but it could deter St. Catharines City Council from filling the empty seat in the St. Patrick’s Ward.
Robin McPherson, the third place finisher in 2018 municipal election, was selected to represent the Ward 4 community left vacant by Mat Siscoe, who shifted to the Niagara Regional Council seat left vacant following the death of Sandie Bellows in October.
“Thank you to Robin for her commitment and enthusiasm to serve the St. Patrick’s Ward. She has a keen interest in the continued success of our downtown, the City’s vibrant arts and culture scene, and protecting our community’s heritage,” said Mayor Walter Sendzik.
“Combined with her experience on the board of the St. Catharines Downtown Association, and her many years serving on advisory committees for the City, I know she will serve her Ward – and all St. Catharines residents – well at the Council table,” he added.
While the selection Siscoe was contentious to some as city staff recommended the 8th place finisher Mike Britton, with just nine months left in the term, Council chose Siscoe, citing his experience and ability to step into regional issues quickly.
Outside of politics, McPherson also has pretty impressive credentials. She has served recently on the City’s Committee of Adjustment and as a chairperson for the St. Catharines Downtown Association.
In the past. she has volunteered on the City’s Downtown Development and Revitalization Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee and Heritage Permit Advisory Committee.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising