At a special inaugural meeting of the 2022 to 2026 Frontenac County Council, two familiar faces were elected to the County’s highest leadership positions.
Held at Frontenac County Courthouse on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, the inaugural meeting of the new County Council saw Ron Vandewal, recently re-elected Mayor of South Frontenac Township elected to the position of Frontenac County Warden. Central Frontenac Mayor Frances Smith, also recently re-elected, was elected as Deputy Warden the same evening, and both Vandewal and Smith were sworn into the important positions. Both Smith and Vandewal will serve in the positions for the next year.
Held at Frontenac County Courthouse as the Frontenac County administrative buildings are currently under construction, the meeting also saw the swearing in of Frontenac County councillors, who represent the townships of Frontenac County they were respectively elected to in the 2022 municipal elections.
According to a press release from Frontenac County on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, councillors were sworn in as follows:
Councillors Judith Anne Greenwood-Speers and Bill Saunders were sworn in representing the Township of Frontenac Islands. Councillor Ray Leonard was sworn in representing the Township of South Frontenac. Councillors Gerry Lichty and Fred Fowler were sworn in representing the Township of North Frontenac. Councillor Nicki Gowdy was sworn in representing the Township of Central Frontenac.
“I want to welcome and congratulate all the new councillors. We have six new councillors out of eight, so there will be lots to learn and lots to get used to,” Warden Vandewal said in a statement.
“I always look forward optimistically that we will work hard together to do what’s best for our municipalities and the County. I look forward to working [with] the City of Kingston and all the other levels of government.”