On Monday, August 8th, Loyalist Township Council unanimously appointed Deputy Mayor Jim Hegadorn to the Office of Mayor for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term. Hegadorn has served as Deputy Mayor since 2018 and was first elected to Council in 2010. Before being elected to Council, he served on the Cemeteries Committee and Police Services Board since 2003.

The Mayoral seat was declared vacant at the June 27th Council Meeting after the previous Mayor, Ric Bresee, was elected as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Hastings – Lennox & Addington. In accordance with provincial legislation, the vacancy must be filled if it occurs more than 90 days from voting day in a regular election.

Filling the Office of the Mayor through the appointment of a current member of council will ensure stability and continuity through the end of the term.

A municipal election will take place on October 24 to elect the mayor, deputy mayor, council and school board trustees for the 2022-2026 term. To learn more, visit www.loyalist.ca/LoyalistVotes.