Mayor Michel Gibson has announced he will seek a second term.
Gibson was first elected as a councillor in 1991. He ousted Mayor John Meaney in 2013. Meaney had served as mayor for close to 20 years.
In a prepared statement, Gibson listed his administrations accomplishments. Among them were keeping tax increases modest, securing $1 million in provincial funding to help defray the cost of modernizing the town’s arena and securing a $350,000 federal grant for the town and the Lakeshore Soccer Club to be applied to the renovation of the synthetic soccer field at Parc des Bénévoles. Also during Gibson’s mandate, the city was officially recognized as senior-friendly, recycling and composting programs reduced the amount of garbage ending up in landfills and $30 million was invested in road work and infrastructure projects.
Keeping citizens informed about the integration of the future light-rail system, with its one station in Kirkland, is a priority for Gibson.