Members look forward to working together during four-year term
The new Stewiacke council was sworn in on Thursday. From left, deputy mayor Tracy Werenka, councillors Susan Creelman, Chad Ramsey, Mayor Wendy Robinson and councillors Russel Stoddart, Richard Patterson and Pam Osborne. RAISSA TETANISH - TRURO DAILY NEWS
STEWIACKE - The walls of the town council chambers here were lined with friends and family members as the new Stewiacke council was sworn in last night.
After the gavel was passed to Mayor Wendy Robinson from outgoing mayor Dereck Rhoddy, and after all six councillors were sworn in, the crowd gathered clapped and cheered.
Susan Creelman, a new face behind the council table, got the most votes to grab a seat on council.
"I'm nervous to be here, to be honest," she said following the swearing-in ceremony. "It's a work in progress for me. I'm excited to be here and I have a lot to learn."
Incumbents Pam Osborne, Russel Stoddart and Tracy Werenka, along with the two other newcomers - Chad Ramsey and Richard Patterson - all said they are looking forward to working together for the next four years.
"I think we have a great mix of people," said Ramsey. "I think the next four years should be fun."
Shortly before the first meeting was over, Robinson said it was a "complete honour" to be sitting at the helm.
"And I'm honoured to be sitting with the four of you," she added.
While council meets for a committee of the whole as well as a council meeting each month, the two meetings will be combined for the month of November and be held Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.