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New city council officially sworn in at inaugural meeting

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A new city council that will lead Brantford for the next four years was sworn in at its inaugural meeting on Tuesday.

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Mayor Kevin Davis, entering his second term as councilor, was sworn in, along with six former councilors and four new councillors.

The new councilors are Michael Sullivan in Ward 1, Gino Caputo in Ward 2, Linda Hunt in Ward 4 and Mandy Samwell in Ward 5.

Returning councilors are Rose Sicoli in Ward 1, John Sless in Ward 2, Dan McCreary and Greg Martin in Ward 3, Richard Carpenter in Ward 4 and Brian Van Tilborg in Ward 5.

“Every new member of council — new or returning — comes to council with ideas for how to improve our community,” Mayor Kevin Davis said in his inaugural address, the first delivered in the city’s new council chambers. ‘city Hall.

“It is important that we work together to develop a common vision of the board’s goals for the next term. We will see a growing city with new opportunities – for employment, accessible housing, education, retail, entertainment, transportation and more. We will face challenges, face differences and, as in the past, we will adapt, learn and make these opportunities work for our community.

The next council meeting will be on November 22 when councilors will be appointed to various municipal committees.

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