Former councillor and now Mayor elect Caroline McAuley says she’s excited to begin work in Vermilion following her municipal election win.
“I’ve been a councillor for three terms and I knew it was time to step up to the plate and I am thrilled and actually honoured Vermilion has seen my potential and supported me in leading the town.”
McAuley says she will be meeting with councillors individually and then there will be an organizational meeting next week.
“We’ve got our budget, that’s probably our big item and I’m going to be reaching out to the various organizations in our community, the leaders with the college and our ag society and our business community and starting to move forward.”
McAuley adds, “I’m passionate to see it grow and thrive and just be a vibrant community and that’s what I’m hoping to bring. I have a strong work ethic and people have seen that. I’m excited to move forward.”
In an interview prior to the election McAuley said she would be focusing on economic development, seniors housing and on better communication and partnership if she were to be elected.
McAuley narrowly defeated incumbent Bruce MacDuff by six votes according to the unofficial election results.