KAWARTHA LAKES-Long time councillor Pat O’Reilly was elected as the Deputy Mayor of Kawartha Lakes for the 2020 term, effective January 1.
Doug Elmslie ended his one year term as Deputy Mayor and made the nomination for Pat O’Reilly.
In his acceptance speech the Ward 7 councillor noted, “Doug Elmslie has set a blueprint for this position going forward. I plan to follow in his footsteps and keep the momentum going. Just last week in our Planning Advisory Meeting we had close to 1000 units move forward for residential development across the municipality. From Woodville to Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Janetville and beyond, we are growing. The International Plowing Match is coming to Kawartha Lakes next year and will bring tremendous economic impact. We’re also actively working to attract new commercial and industrial development by adjusting our development charges policy. We’re on the cusp of big things. Engaging the community will be key. I would like to explore in local sessions with our residents how we can further encourage economic development,” remarked Deputy Mayor O’Reilly.
Deputy Mayor Pat O’Reilly has a long history of serving on Council, dating from 1988 when he was elected to the Victoria County Council.