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Council appoints Prairie South’s Jennifer Prokopetz to clean-up committee

Prokopetz’s term commences immediately and concludes on Sept. 1, 2023, or until a successor is appointed. 
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City hall. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

City council has appointed Prairie South School Division’s Jennifer Prokopetz to sit on the community clean-up committee after her predecessor stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

Council approved Prokopetz’s appointment during the Sept. 27 regular council meeting. Her term commences immediately and concludes on Sept. 1, 2023, or until a successor is appointed. 

This position became vacant after Darren Teneycke, a former superintendent with Prairie South, resigned from the committee on Sept. 1. He explained in an email to city hall that he resigned because he no longer worked for Prairie South and had moved away from Moose Jaw. He suggested that Prokopetz would be a good replacement. 

“I would be happy to sit on the committee; thank you for the invitation,” Prokopetz said in an email to city hall on Sept. 2. “Looking forward to working with you and the team.”

The city clerk’s office continues to work with the public to fill those vacancies when they occur, a council report said. That is why the office recommended Prokopetz to fill the role. 

The clean-up committee met for the first time recently and engaged in a brainstorming session to generate ideas for future activities, said Coun. Kim Robinson. The group finished the meeting with a mandate to meet again in a few months to flesh out possible ideas, including a kickoff project in the spring. 

“The conclusion was it would be difficult to get something going in the last few months of this year,” he added. “It’s a pretty good bunch (with) lots of energy. I’m looking forward to great things.” 

The next regular council meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 12.