Councillors for the Town of Ste. Anne have received their appointments for the upcoming year.
Mayor Yvan St. Vincent has named councillor Lyle Davis as the deputy mayor.
“He’s been on council the previous term and someone that I have worked with in the past, also someone that has a lot of knowledge in our in our firefighters and police in those areas,” says St. Vincent. “So, I thought it would be a great addition to that role.”
St. Vincent says it would be good to have each councillor gain some experience in the role of deputy mayor. He is hopeful that everyone will have that opportunity.
The mayor is counting on Jason Einerson to help breathe new life into the town’s Community Development Corporation.
“That is something that hasn't been very active in the past years,” St. Vincent says. “And he has a great interest in business and development and that stuff, so he was a natural fit to try to revive that board.”
Here is the list of committee appointments approved at a recent council meeting:
David Lemoing was appointed as the Chair of the Ste. Anne Police Board, with Councillor Davis being appointed as Vice-Chair and Roger Plouffe appointed as a member.
Councillor Jeremy Wiens was appointed to the Bibliothèque Ste. Anne Library Board along with Steph Pattyn and Pierre Laurin as members.
Mayor St. Vincent along with all Councillors are appointed to the Ste. Anne CDC Board.
Councillor Cornie Klassen was appointed to the Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District and to the Pointe-des-Chênes Museum Board.
Mayor St. Vincent has been appointed as a Town Representative to the AMBM.
The mayor feels good about the energy and passion of the new council, saying it has been great to start getting to know each other.
“We attended sessions at the AMM (Association of Manitoba Municipalities) recently in Winnipeg,” St. Vincent says. “That was a great time for us to spend some time together and get to know one another and get to know our thoughts and feelings. So, it's coming along real nice.”