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Council appoints dozens of residents to city committees and boards

Dozens of residents were appointed to fill vacancies on the youth advisory committee, the community clean-up committee and the public works and environment committee
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City hall. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

City council has appointed dozens of residents to sit on three advisory committees for the next few years as part of an effort to fill vacancies in these groups. 

Council unanimously approved the appointments during the Aug. 23 regular meeting.

As part of the youth advisory committee, Bryson Patsack and Rebecca Gutek from Cornerstone Christian School, Sahara Armstrong from École Ducharme, Liam Vargo and Callum Maitland from A.E. Peacock Collegiate, Akuol Riak and Ochwar Okuori from Central Collegiate, Maddox Buchholz and Grace Waldenberger from Vanier Collegiate and Tyrell Philipenko from Riverview Collegiate will serve from Sept. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

City hall has not received any nominations from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Moose Jaw campus, nor has it received any applications for the youth-at-large vacancies, the distance-learning vacancy or the home-school student vacancy, a city council report said. 

Fourteen people have been appointed to the newly formed community clean-up committee for terms commencing Sept. 1, 2021 to Sept. 1, 2023 or until a successor is appointed.

The new members include Coun. Kim Robinson for city council, Jessie Watamanuk from the Department of Public Works and Utilities, Cory Oakes from the Department of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Campbell from the Sunningdale Community Association, Sandra Stewart from the North West Community Association, Brandon Cochrane from the South Hill Community Association, and Todd Johnson from the Wakamow Valley Authority board.

Also appointed were Geoff Anderson with the Moose Jaw Downtown Association, Jacki L’Heureux-Mason from Moose Jaw Tourism, Darran Teneycke from Prairie South School Division, Dave DePape from Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, Robin Mitchell from CUPE Local 9, and Tyler Hawken and Jared Galenzoski as citizens-at-large.

City hall has not received any nominations from the East End Community Association, the Crescent Park Foundation or the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce, the council report said.

“(We) hope to run an event this fall for the clean-up committee on a date in conjunction with our free weekend at the landfill,” city manager Jim Puffalt. 

Council has also appointed Ward Strueby, the new education director for Holy Trinity, to the public works, infrastructure and environment advisory committee after former education director Sean Chase resigned from the division — and committee — in June. 

The next regular council meeting is Monday, Sept. 13.