The new mayor and council was sworn in on Monday, marking the beginning of a new political era in Revelstoke.
Mayor Mark McKee, and councillors Scott Duke, Trevor English, Linda Nixon, Aaron Orlando and Gary Sulz recited the oath office in front of lawyer Robert Lundberg before taking their seats at the council table for their first official meeting. Connie Brothers was away on vacation and will have to be sworn in at a later date.
McKee made a few introductory remarks, thanking the previous council for their work and congratulating all those that ran for office, particularly those that won.
“I encourage everyone that was involved in the election to stay involved in the community,” said McKee. “The community needs you. There’s lots of work ahead of us and it’s good to have that perspective at every table.”
He said he was looking forward to the next four years and that the community has a strong history of addressing its problems.
“There’s lot of enthusiasm around this table. We’re going to have a great four years ahead of us,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the great things that will be happening in this community because of the leadership around this table.”
Their first big meeting is Tuesday, December 9. It is expected to be a busy one as council has not met for almost a month as the last two meetings were cancelled.