In an interview with MyKemptvilleNow.com, Nancy Peckford says she’s happy with the results of the municipal election.
“I was very pleased,” she says. “I think people have recognized that we’ve done a reasonably good job.”
Peckford was re-elected to be North Grenville’s Mayor for a second term of office Monday night, receiving 75 percent of the votes.
She commends her campaign team for their hard work over the past few weeks.
“I had a wonderful campaign team that came together very quickly in August, and the extent of their dedication and commitment, from signs to fundraising to canvassing at the door, was just so heartening to see,” Peckford says.
All four current members of North Grenville’s municipal council – John Barclay, Doreen O’Sullivan, Deb Wilson and Kristin Strackerjan – were also re-elected for the next term.
Peckford says being able to work with the same team going forward makes her job as Mayor “a little less complicated.”
“I also know we have some work to do as a group, in terms of addressing some of the challenges and some of the concerns in the community, so I think it’s really a reset for us,” she explains.
Peckford ended the interview with a “shout-out” to every candidate that ran in this year’s election, as well as the voters.
“It’s great to see a robust level of civic engagement in North Grenville,” she says. “It’s a sign of a healthy and thriving community, and now that the election is over, we’ll get on with the work.”
Peckford will be officially sworn into office for the next term alongside her council colleagues at a ceremony scheduled for November 7th. The term begins on November 15th, and will last until 2026.