Ward 3 Councillor Vacancy to be filled through Appointment Process


On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, Council held a virtual Special Council meeting to declare the Office of Councillor – Ward 3 vacant and to consider options for filling the vacancy.

Council unanimously voted in favour of filling the vacancy through an Appointment with an Open Call for Qualified Applicants, which will allow any qualified member of the public to apply to the Township to be considered for appointment as Councillor – Ward 3.

Applications will be accepted from Monday, July 5, 2021 until Friday July 23, 2021 during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interested applicants are required to make an appointment with the Municipal Clerk to submit their application. Applicants must submit a complete application form, along with a $100 administrative fee, two (2) pieces of identification confirming residency, and a two (2) letter-sized page document identifying why the individual believes they are qualified and the best candidate.

Two virtual open houses will be held for interested applicants to learn more about the process and the expectations of the position. The open houses will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

At the end of the application period, the Clerk will verify eligibility of each applicant. A list of certified applicants along with their written submissions will be provided to Council as part of the Special Council agenda package.

A Special Council meeting will be held virtually on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. whereby each qualified applicant will provide a 5 minute presentation to Council. Following all presentations, Council will decide on who the successful applicant will be to fill the Office of Councillor – Ward 3 position for the remainder of the term.

For additional information please visit the Township’s website, www.scugog.ca/councilvacancy.

Specific questions or comments can be addressed to Becky Jamieson, Municipal Clerk at clerks@scugog.ca or 905-985-7346 ext. 119.




Media Contact: Lori Bowers

Director of Community Services


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