Richardson chosen as deputy mayor

By Lindsay Advocate

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Tracy Richardson is the new deputy mayor for a one-year term. Photo: Erin Burrell.

At the December 14 council meeting, Councillor Pat O’Reilly passed the baton to Councillor Tracy Richardson, from Ward 8, who was elected as the deputy mayor of Kawartha Lakes for the 2022 term, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Richardson noted she was a lifetime resident of Kawartha Lakes. “Growing up, my family was always involved and enjoyed volunteering. When I left Janetville and moved south to Pontypool I became a community volunteer with my sidekick Paul and I am proud to say our three sons are now doing the same. Becoming engaged in where you live and becoming invested in your community makes for better, stronger communities.”

Richardson said customer service is a big part of what councillors do.

“We are the customer representative between the resident and staff to help find solutions and provide communication. The municipality is moving in the right direction with our new customer service portal, and we will continue to help guide our residents with education and communication,” she said.

Richardson has served on council since 2018 and in addition to sitting on several committees, is the environmental champion on council. 

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