Saying his final goodbye to the city’s elected officials, Coun. Darren Whitehead took a moment during last week’s council meeting to share his thanks.
“This is my last time being in this hall for at least four years, and I’d like to say it’s been a pleasure working with everybody,” he said.
“Administration — thanks for all your hard work. Councillors, your worship, it’s been great. The media, thank you very much, it’s been a pleasure.”
With Whitehead choosing to not run for re-election, last week’s meeting was his last.
Reflecting on Whitehead’s time in council chambers, Mayor Jim Scarrow thanked Whitehead for his service.
“I admire you because you do everything you take on very, very well, and that’s the kind of guy you are,” Scarrow said. “I also admire your total devotion … you’re a great guy and we’ve really enjoyed you, thank you.”
Looking toward the Oct. 24 election date, Scarrow recognized the hard work ahead of everyone running for city council seats.
“There’s many night and door-knocks for all, and for those who want to join us in chambers after 8 p.m. on the 24th, I wish you all the very best.”
Coun. Jayne Remenda has also chosen to not run for re-election. Remenda was not present for last week’s council meeting. Her last meeting was the previous week’s executive committee meeting, during which time hugs and fond farewells were shared.