Festival of Trees
The United Way of Cumberland is busy preparing for the Festival of Trees on Nov. 17 and 18 at the Amherst Centre mall.
Joe van Vulpen is Cumberland County’s new deputy warden.
Van Vulpen unseated Coun. Don Fletcher, who served as deputy warden for the past year.
e deputy warden’s term is for one year.
“I’ve been here a year now, and us newbies were told a year ago that it would take at least a year to catch on,” said van Vulpen, who was elected to council last October. “Hopefully I have shown that in some ways that I have caught on. I served my constituents in District 3, hopefully, admirably.”
Fletcher said being a deputy warden over the past year has been a learning experience
“I have the time to do it because I’m retired, and it does take quite a bit of time. ere’s a lot of di erent event to take part in,” said Fletcher.
e result of the ballot was not made public other than the fact van Vulpen had a “clear majority.”
Joe van Vulpen was elected deputy warden for the Municipality of Cumberland County during the Nov. 1 meeting of county council. Coun. Marlon Chase, left, nominated van Vulpen for the election.