Heffer forecasts autonomy for Morris-Turnberry - Dec. 13, 2018
BY DENNY SCOTT
Morris-Turnberry’s newly-elected Mayor Jamie Heffer is looking forward to four years of autonomy and growth in the municipality.
Heffer was installed during Morris-Turnberry’s Dec. 4 meeting and, during his opening remarks, said that Morris-Turnberry is primed to continue to grow as a successful municipality.
He said that Morris-Turnberry needed to work with its five bordering municipalities, but needed to remain autonomous while doing so.
“The previous council set the stage for growth and development,” he said. “It has given us an advantage in continuing that positive growth.”
Heffer thanked each of the successful candidates for putting their names forward to sit on council, and said he was looking forward to working with them for the next four years.
He also thanked staff for putting the work into training sessions and the first meeting for council, saying it will make difficult decisions easier to tackle.
“We will enjoy working together as a team to move the municipality forward in a positive manner,” he said. “Thank you to everyone. I’m looking forward to working with each of you and staff.”
After Heffer’s opening remarks, Councillor Sharen Zinn, as the elected councillor with the most votes during the election, was offered the role of deputy-mayor, which she accepted, saying she was honoured to take on the responsibility.