Down to busi­ness

City coun­cil­lors pre­pare for busy new year with com­mit­tee ap­point­ments

Kenora Daily Miner and News - - LOCAL NEWS - ERIK PIN­DERA

The in­au­gu­ral meet­ing of Kenora’s new city coun­cil saw coun­cil­lors ap­pointed to var­i­ous city boards and com­mit­tees. The ap­point­ments ex­tend through the cur­rent term of of­fice, ex­pir­ing on Nov. 14, 2022.

Vet­eran city coun­cil­lor Rory McMil­lan was given the lion’s share re­ceiv­ing 11 com­mit­tee ap­point­ments. Coun. McMil­lian, along with Coun. Sharon Smith, were ap­pointed to the Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee.

Coun­cil also ap­pointed Smith to the Kenora Sub­stance and Men­tal Health Task Force Hous­ing Pil­lar, the Kenora Ur­ban Trails Com­mit­tee and to the North­west­ern Health Unit Board of Di­rec­tors.

Coun. McMil­lan will rep­re­sent the city at All Na­tions Health Part­ners, with Smith as al­ter­nate. He was also ap­pointed to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, with Coun. An­drew Poirier as al­ter­nate.

McMil­lan also re­ceived ap­point­ments to Kenora’s Age Friendly Com­mit­tee, the Rat Portage Com­mon Ground Con­ser­va­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Kenora.

Coun. Poirier is coun­cil’s ap­pointee to the Crime Preven­tion Net­work. In ad­di­tion, Poirier will rep­re­sent the city on the Kenora Dis­trict Ser­vices Board, while McMil­lan was ap­pointed as his non-vot­ing al­ter­nate.

McMil­lan will also serve on the Her­itage Kenora com­mit­tee, with Coun. Chris Van Wal­leghem as al­ter­nate. Coun. Van Wal­leghem was also ap­pointed to the Kenora Handy Tran­sit Board, with Coun. Poirier as al­ter­nate. Van Wal­leghem will also serve on the Lake of the Woods Mu­seum Board.

Mayor Dan Rey­nard is coun­cil’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Kenora Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive. Mayor Rey­nard, along with coun­cil­lors Poirier and McMil­lan, were ap­pointed to the Kenora Health Care Cen­tre Board of Di­rec­tors. Rey­nard will also rep­re­sent city coun­cil on the Kenora Po­lice Ser­vices Board.

Coun­cil ap­pointed Coun. Mort Goss to the Kenora Air­port Author­ity, with Coun. Poirier as al­ter­nate.

Coun. Goss will also rep­re­sent coun­cil at the Lake of the Woods De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion, with first term coun­cil­lor Kirsi Ralko as al­ter­nate. Coun. Ralko was also ap­pointed to the Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Area Board.

Coun. McMil­lan re­ceived the ap­point­ment to the Kenora Pub­lic Li­brary Board, with Coun. Ralko as al­ter­nate.

Coun­cil ap­pointed Mayor Rey­nard and coun­cil­lors McMil­lan and Goss to the Tun­nel Is­land Com­mon Ground Group.

Kenora City Coun­cil gets down to busi­ness with its first com­mit­tee of the whole meet­ing sched­uled for 9 a.m. Tues­day, Dec. 11.

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