First meet for Barrie’s Latest Council

Barrie's 2018-2022 Council Sworn In During Monday Evening Ceremony

Now they’ve been elected, it’s time to get to work.

In Mayor Lehman’s Inaugural Address at Monday Evening’s Ceremony, He Echoed The Words of the City’s First Mayor, Willard Kinzie: “Be Bold.”

Monday night marked the inaugural meeting of the 2018-2022 City Council, complete with bagpipes, ceremony, and swearing-in.

Mayor Lehman Receives the Chain of Office from His Worship Dennis White

The night began with Jeff Lehman taking the oath for his third term of office, followed by all ten councillors.

Judge White Signs Declaration of Office Paperwork for All Ten Councillors

Six new councillors were sworn in Monday night, along with four veterans.

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Council Chambers Were Filled to Capacity Monday Night, With Family, Friends, and Barrie Residents

Messages of greetings and congratulations came from not only the nearby Base Borden, but also spiritual leaders from within the city, and representatives of local First Nations communities.

The Reverend Dr. Susan Eagle Gives The Ceremony’s Dedicatory Address

As part of his inaugural address, Mayor Lehman remembered the City of Barrie’s first Mayor, Willard Kinzie, whose funeral service was held earlier Monday afternoon.

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Conor Robbins of the Barrie Pipes and Drums Provided Music for the Evening’s Entrance Procession