A new era has begun at Timmins City Hall, with the inauguration of the council elected to lead the city the next four years.
After she and her councillors each took an oath of office, Mayor Michelle Boileau addressed the gathering. She got choked up when she noted that history had been made, with the mayoralty going from Kristin Murray to another woman. She called it progress Boileau told her council it can’t settle for minimal progress.
“We have to continue to empower each other,” she said. “We have to empower ourselves, because there are significant economic opportunities presenting themselves at our doorsteps.”
The mayor also commented that council was elected to move the city forward socially and economically.
“We’re here with the goal of providing fair and equal access to the high quality of life that Timmins residents deserve,” she remarked “We’re here because we want to make Timmins a better place to live.”
The mayor says having the courage to make tough political decisions will achieve that.
Here is audio of her inaugural address:
Here is audio of Coun. Andrew Marks’ reply to the mayor’s address: