Oakville Town Council officially sworn into office at inauguration ceremony

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville Town Council officially sworn into office at inauguration ceremony

Public reception draws more than 100 residents to Town Hall

Demonstrating their civic pride, more than 100 residents attended the public reception and official Inaugural Council meeting for the 2010-2014 Oakville Town Council on Monday night at Town Hall.

“Together we’re planning and building a future that will define Oakville long after us,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Over the next four years we’ll complete the “greenprint” for a sustainable future and continue our quest in becoming the most livable town in Canada.”

With guests including Justice C. W. Hourigan; Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn; and Joan Gibb on behalf of Terence Young, MP Oakville, the Mayor and Councillors were officially sworn into office at the ceremony. The invocation was delivered by the Members of Interfaith Council including Rabbi Stephen Wise, Congregation Sharei Beth El; Imam Abdul-Qayyam Mufti, Al Falah Islamic Centre; Mrs. Laila Eiriksson, Secretary General of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Faith in Oakville; and Reverend Daniel Phannenhour, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. Special appearances were also made by Pipe Major Allan Eaton, harpist Sharlene Wallace, singer Stephanie Barone and Town Crier Chris Pedersen.

At the meeting, the 2011 Council and Standing Committee schedule of meetings was approved, and Council appointments to the various advisory boards and committees were announced.  View the 2011 meeting dates and detailed list of Council appointments on the Mayor and Councillor’s web page.
“We start this term knowing that while we bring different experiences and perspectives to our work on council, we share a commitment to caring for our community,” said Mayor Burton. “When we work with a collective vision, we create a town capable of overcoming great challenges and achieving great goals. But most importantly, we provide opportunities for amazing things to happen.”

2010 to 2014 Oakville Town Council:

Rob Burton, Mayor
Alan Johnston, Ward 1 Town and Regional Councillor
Ralph Robinson, Ward 1 Town Councillor
Cathy Duddeck, Ward 2 Town and Regional Councillor
Pam Damoff, Ward 2 Town Councillor
F. Keith Bird, Ward 3 Town and Regional Councillor
Dave Gittings, Ward 3 Town Councillor
Allan Elgar, Ward 4 Town and Regional Councillor
Roger Lapworth, Ward 4 Town Councillor
Jeff Knoll, Ward 5 Town and Regional Councillor
Marc Grant, Ward 5 Town Councillor
Tom Adams, Ward 6 Town and Regional Councillor
Max Khan, Ward 6 Town Councillor


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Oakville Town Council officially sworn into office at inauguration ceremony