Oakville Town Council sworn into office at inauguration ceremony

Andrew Collins Playing the Bagpipes
Oakville Town Council sworn into office at inauguration ceremony
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Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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It was a full house for the public reception and Inaugural Council meeting for the 2014-2018 Oakville Town Council last night at Town Hall.

The Mayor and 12 Town and Regional Councillors were officially sworn into office by the Honourable Mr. Justice Jamie K. Trimble. Rabbi Stephen Wise of the Shaarei Beth El Congregation and Chairperson of the Interfaith Council of Halton, delivered the invocation. Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn also attended the ceremony and brought greetings on behalf of Premier Kathleen Wynn and the Government of Ontario.

Mayor Rob Burton delivered an Inaugural Address that spoke to Council’s many accomplishments. He also touched on how relying on our core values as a town will allow us to successfully meet the challenges we face going forward.

At the meeting, the 2015 Council and Standing Committee schedule of meetings was approved, and Council appointments to the various advisory boards and committees were announced. To view the 2015 meeting dates and detailed list of Council appointments visit oakville.ca

The following is the 2014-2018 Oakville Town Council:

Rob Burton: Mayor

Ward 1
Sean O’Meara: Town & Regional Councillor
Ralph Robinson: Town Councillor

Ward 2
CathyDuddeck: Town & Regional Councillor
Pam Damoff: Town Councillor

Ward 3
Dave Gittings: Town & Regional Councillor
Nick Hutchins: Town Councillor

Ward 4
Allan Elgar: Town & Regional Councillor
Roger Lapworth: Town Councillor

Ward 5
Jeff Knoll: Town & Regional Councillor
Marc Grant: Town Councillor

Ward 6
Tom Adams: Town & Regional Councillor
Max Khan: Town Councillor

The ceremony included piper Andrew Collins and singer Stephanie Barone, while the public reception prior to Council featured arrangements by harpist Sharlene Wallace and violinists of the Vivace Violin Ensemble from the Oakville Suzuki Association.

Regional & Town Councillor Tom Adams chatting with constituents at the Swearing In Reception

Regional & Town Councillor Tom Adams chatting with constituents at the Swearing In Reception; Photo Credit: OakvilleNews.Org

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