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City of Mississauga's Ward 1 Councillor Position to be filled by Appointment

Jan 25, 2018

Mississauga City Council has decided that the vacant office of Ward 1, formerly held by the late Councillor Jim Tovey, will be filled by appointment. This appointment will fill the position until the end of the current City Council term which runs until November 30, 2018. 

Nomination forms, resumes and supporting materials for this position will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office, starting Monday, January 29.

To qualify, candidates must meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a resident in the City of Mississauga or a non-resident of Mississauga but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
  • not otherwise prohibited by law, or under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Candidates must also commit to not run in the 2018 City of Mississauga Municipal Election. 
 
Council will give preference to candidates who have an understanding of Ward 1 issues and Councillor Tovey’s position on those issues. 
 
Interested candidates must complete a Nomination Form and submit supporting documentation such as a resume or expression of interest. Forms will be available as of Monday, January 29, online at mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/officeofthecityclerk or in person at the Office of the City Clerk, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, second floor. 
 
Applications must be submitted in person at the Office of the City Clerk, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning January 29 and ending February 9 at 4:30 p.m. All documents submitted as part of the application will become part of the public record.
 
At the scheduled Council meeting on February 21, 2018, Council will hear from qualified candidates and vote to appoint a person to fill the Ward 1 vacancy. The meeting is open to the public.  
 
For the next term of Council, 2018 to 2022, the Ward 1 position will be filled through the 2018 municipal election. The next City of Mississauga municipal election is on Monday, October 22, 2018. Visit mississaugavotes.ca for more information.
 
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Media Contact:
Carley Smith DeBenedictis
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                   
905-615-3200, ext. 4203                                          
TTY: 905-896-5151





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