Newly sworn in Oakville council looks forward to ‘serving our community’

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Published November 22, 2022 at 3:59 pm

Oakville Town Council was officially sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony at Town Hall on Monday night. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

The newly-elected Oakville Council was officially introduced at Town Hall on Monday night (Nov. 21).

Mayor Rob Burton and 14 Town and Regional Councillors  were sworn in for their 2022-2026 term by the Honourable Mr. Justice Clayton C. Conlan at the inaugural council meeting.

Vida Rosen, from the Baha’i Community, on behalf of the Interfaith Council of Halton delivered the invocation.

Also on hand for the public reception and ceremony were the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, Pam Damoff, MP Oakville North – Burlington, and Effie J. Triantafilopoulos, MPP, Oakville North – Burlington.

“On behalf of town staff, I welcome the 2022-2026 Term of Council and look forward to working with them collaboratively in serving our community,” said Jane Clohecy, Chief Administrative Officer.

“As Oakville grows, we will continue to build on the many priorities that help move our town forward and provide improved services for our residents.”
Burton delivered his fifth inaugural address, speaking to the accomplishments of council over recent years that included saving the Ford plant three times, “thriving“ economic development and the addition of more playing fields, recreation centres and arenas.

“Together with our engaged community we will create a thriving future for the town we all love,” said the Oakville mayor. “We will use our growth to ensure we thrive and shine. A thriving town is a growing, livable, sustainable, and welcoming town.”
At the inaugural meeting, the 2023 Council and Standing Committee schedule of meetings was approved.

As well, Council appointments to the various advisory committees and boards were approved, and are:

2023 Budget Committee

Mayor Rob Burton

Councillor Tom Adams (Ward 6 Town & Regional)

Councillor Allan Elgar (Ward 4 Town & Regional)

Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall (Ward 3 Town & Regional)

Councillor Sean O’Meara (Ward 2 Town & Regional)

 

2024 Budget Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Ray Chisholm (Ward 2 Town)

Councillor Jeff Knoll (Ward 5 Town & Regional)

Councillor Nav Nanda (Ward 7 Town & Regional)

 

2025 Budget Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Cathy Duddeck (Ward 2 Town & Regional)

Councillor Natalia Lishchyna (Ward 6 Town)

Councillor Jonathan McNeice (Ward 1 Town)

 

2026 Budget Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Dave Gittings (Ward 3 Town)

Councillor Peter Longo (Ward 4 Town)

Councillor Scott Xie (Ward 7 Town)

 

2023 Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Chisholm

Councillor Marc Grant (Ward 5 Town)

 

2024 Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Gittings

Councillor Nanda

 

2025 Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Longo

Councillor McNeice

 

2026 Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor O’Meara

Councillor Xie

 

2023 CAO Review Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Elgar

Councillor Haslett-Theall

Councillor O’Meara

 

2024 CAO Review Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Chisholm

Councillor Knoll

Councillor Nanda

 

2025 CAO Review Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Elgar

Councillor Haslett-Theall

Councillor O’Meara

 

2026 CAO Review Committee

Mayor Burton

Councillor Adams

Councillor Gittings

Councillor Longo

Councillor Xie

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