BRUCE COUNTY – Bruce County has a new warden.
Janice Jackson, mayor of South Bruce Peninsula, defeated longtime warden, Mitch Twolan, mayor of Huron-Kinloss, for the position in the inaugural meeting of council for 2021, on Dec. 3.
This is Jackson’s first term as warden. She was elected to municipal council in South Bruce Peninsula in 2010 and was then elected as Mayor in 2014 and 2018.
“It is truly an honour to have my council colleagues instill me with the responsibilities of Warden for the upcoming year,” said Jackson.
“As we work together to respond to the challenges of these unprecedented times, we strive to continue to keep our region safe, protect our most vulnerable, and help our economy recover. I see a wide-open slate of opportunities ahead, with 2021 being an exciting, milestone year for Bruce County. I look forward to refocusing our goals on to the basics like affordable housing, quality infrastructure, and community safety initiatives.”
The position of Warden is achieved through a vote of peers on county council, which is comprised of eight locally-elected municipal leaders who manage the affairs of our shared community and resources. The Warden chairs council meetings, represents Bruce County at official functions and acts as an official spokesperson, among other duties.
Jackson is Bruce County’s second female warden. Tessie Greig from Lion’s Head was elected as Bruce County’s first female warden in 1965.