SDG — On Friday, December 14, County Councillor and North Glengarry Mayor Jamie MacDonald assumed the Warden’s chair for the year 2019. This is Mr. MacDonald’s second term as Warden, having served previously in 2016. He replaces outgoing Warden Ian McLeod, who has retired from politics.
The annual Inauguration Ceremony, held at the historic County Administration Building, was attended by about 120 people, including Mr. MacDonald’s wife Brenda and children Madison and Cameron. Also in attendance were representatives of the federal and provincial governments, the City of Cornwall, and all local SDG municipalities.
Warden MacDonald has been a member of North Glengarry Council for 12 years, serving as Councillor for Alexandria Ward between 2006 and 2011 and as Deputy-Mayor and County Councillor since 2012. Mr. MacDonald was acclaimed Mayor earlier this year. In addition to being Warden in 2016, Mr. MacDonald has served as a member of the Shared Services Committee (County/City of Cornwall) and the St. Lawrence River Institute.
Mr. MacDonald is a licenced real estate agent and is actively engaged in the Alexandria and broader North Glengarry community.
“I am very proud to be serving as SDG Warden again in 2019”, said Mr. MacDonald. “With 168 years of history as a municipality, we have a long and proud past. Although we have many rookie members around our Council table, collectively, our members can boast of over 100 years of experience. This experience will serve our constituents well. I intend to work closely with my Council colleagues tackling the challenges ahead, including strengthening our relationship with our service delivery partners, fighting to keep rural schools viable and open, enhancing our mobile broadband system, and bringing affordable natural gas to un-serviced or underserviced areas”.