Bancroft Assumes Warden’s Chair
December 16th, 2016
The Counties, Ontario – This morning, South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft assumed the Warden’s Chair for the year 2017. Mr. Bancroft replaces outgoing Warden Jamie MacDonald, who served as County Warden for 2016.
The annual Inauguration Ceremony, held today at the historic County Administration Building, was attended by about 80 people, including Mr. Bancroft’s family. Also in attendance were representatives of the federal and provincial governments, as well as local SDG municipalities.
Warden Bancroft entered municipal politics in 1985, serving six years as a municipal councillor. In 1995 he was elected Reeve of Osnabruck Township, serving three years, including holding the position of County Warden in 1997. Following amalgamation in 1998, he served as South Stormont Mayor from 2000-2006. Jim re-entered politics in 2014, being elected South Stormont Mayor. As a member of County Council for the past 2 years, has served on numerous committees.
“I’m very proud to be serving the residents of SDG as Warden in 2017”, said Mr. Bancroft. We have an excellent Council and staff, and I intend to work very hard with my Council colleagues to continue to make SDG a great place to live. We continue to work on a variety of important issues, both locally within SDG and regionally through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. I intend to be a very strong voice advocating for the needs of SDG residents, both at the local Council table and regionally with the other Warden’s as part of the Wardens’ caucus”.