Huron County, Ontario – Huron County Council elected Glen McNeil, Mayor of the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, as Huron’s new Warden at the December 2nd Inaugural Session. This next term of Warden is for the 2021-2022 period, which represents the final two years of Council’s term before the next municipal election in October 2022.
“Over the next two years, I hope to lead County Council with integrity and compassion. I plan to support, and help guide, the many great initiatives and projects that the County is engaged in”, says newly elected Warden Glen McNeil. “Through the shared determination of Council and staff, I believe we can accomplish great things that will have lasting benefits in our community”.
Warden is the term used to describe the Head of a County Council. Some of the functions of this role include chairing council meetings, providing leadership to council, representing the County at official functions, acting as its official Spokesperson, and more. The position of Warden is achieved through a vote of peers on County Council.
“I believe in a resilient Huron County that respects our heritage, looks to the future with forward thinking, and most of all, takes care of one another. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve the Huron County community in this capacity”, adds Warden McNeil.
Glen McNeil was elected to the Council of the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh in 2014 and acclaimed as their Mayor in 2018. As a member of Huron County Council, he is the current Chair of the Huron County Library Board, a member of the Huron County Facility Review Committee, and the Homelessness Task Force Committee. Warden McNeil also participates in the bi-weekly round table discussions with other local municipal Reeves, Mayors, and Chief Administrative Officers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic for effective communication and collaboration between all municipalities.
“On behalf of all County staff, I extend my sincere congratulations to Warden McNeil”, says Chief Administrative Officer Meighan Wark. “We look forward to working him in the two year term ahead”.
For more information about the Warden’s Office, please visit https://www.huroncounty.ca/county-council/wardens-office/.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.