At the inaugural meeting of Simcoe County council on Tuesday, Tiny Township mayor George Cornell was elected as the 2019-2020 warden.

“I am honoured to be elected as Simcoe County Warden for the next two years and I look forward to working on behalf of Council and County staff to advance our services, programs and regional leadership,” Cornell said in a statement.

“We’re a growing County with tremendous opportunities to advance our economy, grow tourism, strengthen our regional infrastructure and improve the health and well-being of our residents. I thank my colleagues for demonstrating their confidence in my leadership and I look forward to serving the residents of Simcoe County.”

Council also elected Barry Burton, deputy mayor of the Township of Clearview, as the county’s deputy warden.

During Tuesday’s meeting, council also selected business section chairs and vice chairs.

Councillor Don Allen was elected as chair of performance management, councillor Steffen Walma was elected as the county’s chair of human services and councillor Lynn Dollin was elected as chair of corporate services.

According to a tweet from the county, all three were elected by acclamation.

Source: Global News