Oct 20, 2018 was Election Day in Grand Forks (and the rest of BC).
This was the final day to vote for City Council, School Board Trustees and the Kettle River Watershed Authority Service referendum. In total 1568 votes were cast, just under 50%.
The makeup of council has definitely changed.
- Brian Taylor has returned for another term as Mayor of the City of Grand Forks.
- The only incumbents returning for another term on council are Christine Thompson and Neil Krog.
- Returning to the council table are Chris Moslin and Rod Zielinski (although Rod’s council experience was in Alberta) who, even though it was his first time running here, got the most votes of all the candidates.
- The two newbies on council are Cathy Korolek and, after many tries, Zak Eburne-Stoodley.
Congratulations to all those who won seats at the table. Congratulations to Bronwyn Bird for becoming a school trustee. And a big thank you for everyone for standing for office.
Congratulations to those pushing for a Watershed Authority through the referendum which saw more Yes’s than No’s (but voting on that was not quite over).