The District of Muskoka’s seat for the Office of District Chair will soon be filled for the next four years. Applications opened earlier this spring – six (6) applications were received by the deadline at 4:00 p.m. today.
The following candidates have submitted nomination papers for the position:
- Curry Clifford
- Jeffrey Lehman
- Terry Pilger
- Howard Rosenthal
- Don Smith
- Tim Withey
A “Meet the Candidates” debate is scheduled in the District’s Council Chamber and will be webcast for community viewing.
Meet the Candidates: District Chair Debate – Monday, November 28, 2022
Jean Polak, a local Bracebridge Lawyer has been appointed to moderate the event. The six candidates will come together in person on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the District’s Council Chamber.
Community members are encouraged to submit questions in advance for consideration with Ms. Polak administering the debate process.
Members of the public, media, Council-elect, and staff can submit questions for consideration by Ms. Polak by Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. by e-mailing the District Clerk, Amy Back at email@example.com.
If you require assistance or would like to submit a question over the telephone, we’re here to help. Please contact the District Clerk at 705-645-2100 ext. 4253.
Community members are encouraged to view the proceedings via the District’s webcast.
The District Chair is anticipated to be announced on December 5, 2022.
Newly-elected Councillors will be sworn in at the first Council meeting on December 5, 2022. During this meeting, Councillors will select the next District Chair via a secret ballot.
Dates at a glance:
- Applications close: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.
- Deadline for Questions for Debate: Thursday, November 24, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
- Meet the Candidates Debate: Monday, November 28, 2022 – 3:00 p.m.
- District Chair appointed: Monday, December 5, 2022 – 3:00 p.m.