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City of Charlottetown shuffles the chairs for all 11 of its standing committees

Charlottetown City Hall in downtown Charlottetown.
Charlottetown City Hall in downtown Charlottetown. - Jason Malloy

The City of Charlottetown moved some chairs around on Tuesday.

City council has approved a new structure for its 11 standing committees, which oversee the policies and procedures of city departments and report back to council with recommendations and resolutions for consideration.

The following new roles take effect Oct. 14.

Coun. Jason Coady will assume the role as the city’s lead voice on finance. He also retains the title of deputy mayor.

Coun. Jason Coady - Contributed
Coun. Jason Coady - Contributed

Coun. Mitchell Tweel, the longest serving member on council, takes over environment and sustainability after chairing the parks committee.

Coun. Terry Bernard leaves finance and takes over as chairman of the parks, recreation and leisure committee.

Coun. Alanna Jankov moves from chairwoman of the strategic priorities committee over to council advisory and the human resources committees, while Coun. Julie McCabe, shifts from chairing the human resources committee to economic development.

Coun. Julie McCabe - Contributed
Coun. Julie McCabe - Contributed

Coun. Mike Duffy, previously the chairman of public works, takes over the planning and heritage committee, replacing Coun. Greg Rivard, who will take over the protective and emergency services committee.

Coun. Kevin Ramsay will serve as chairman of the strategic priorities committee while Coun. Bob Doiron is the new voice for the water and sewer utility.

Terry MacLeod takes over the public works and urban beautification committee.

Coun. Terry MacLeod - Contributed
Coun. Terry MacLeod - Contributed

MacLeod said the council advisory committee, which he chairs until Oct. 14, determined at the beginning of council’s term it would review the committee structure midway through council’s mandate to ensure everyone gets a chance to try different roles.

“I think it’s good for all of us to gain a new perspective and a deeper understanding of the work of the city departments," MacLeod said.

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