The new mayor of Campbell River says council won’t shy away from the big issues.
After taking his oath of office Tuesday night at the Tidemark Theatre, Kermit Dahl spoke about improving government process, building relationships and getting things done.
“Tackling the big issues we won’t shy away from the challenges our community faces but address them and find solutions,” Dahl told the audience.
“While some solutions will come quickly, others will evolve and take a bit longer,” the mayor said.
“Thank you, let’s get some stuff done,” Dahl said to a round of applause.
Judge Barbara Flewelling received the oaths of office and allegiance from Dahl as well as councillors Susan Sinnott, Ben Lanyon, Sean Smyth, Ron Kerr, Doug Chapman and Tanille Johnston.
Wei Wai Kum Nation Chief Chris Roberts told the audience he’s honored and proud the city voted for its first Indigenous councillor in Johnston.
The ceremony also heard the Laichwiltach singers and drummers perform a celebration song and there were performances from the Pacifica Ukes. Bagpiper Brian Shaw let the newest council into the theater.
City council will hold its first regular meeting on Monday.