George Cornell to serve as County of Simcoe Warden for another term

Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin sworn in as Deputy Warden

George Cornell is getting another kick at the can.

The Tiny Township mayor was acclaimed to serve as the County of Simcoe Warden for another term and was sworn in on Wednesday. “It has been an honour and privilege to serve as County of Simcoe Warden for the past two years and I look forward to continuing to serve and represent the interests of County Council, our residents and municipalities for another two years,” said Warden Cornell. “We have a committed, innovative and collaborative group of County Councillors, and I thank my colleagues for their renewed confidence in my leadership.”

Cornell will serve as County Warden for a term ending in 2022.

Meanwhile, Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin was elected as Deputy Warden for the upcoming term. Officials also elected or acclaimed the county’s business section chairs and vice chairs for the upcoming term. They are as follows: Councillor Don Allen, Business Section Chair of Performance Management; Councillor Rob Keffer, Business Section Chair of Human Services; and Councillor Richard Norcross, Business Section Chair of Corporate Services.

Councillor Harry Hughes, Business Section Vice Chair of Performance Management; Councillor Jennifer Coughlin, Business Section Vice Chair of Human Services; and Councillor Mike Ross, Business Section Vice Chair of Corporate Services.

“On behalf of all County of Simcoe staff, it’s my honour to congratulate Warden Cornell, Deputy Warden Dollin, and our Business Section Chairs and Vice Chairs,” said Mark Aitken, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Simcoe. “It has been a privilege to work with this Council that has guided us through a number of significant decisions over the past two challenging years. Moving forward we continue to be well represented at the County level, as we work with our community partners and other levels of government to not only address the challenges brought on by the pandemic, but also plan for the future recovery and prosperity of our communities and residents.”

Feature image courtesy County of Simcoe; l-r: Warden George Cornell, Deputy Warden Lynn Dollin