On Tuesday, February 9th, Carleton Place Clerk Stacey Blair presented Council with their options for filling the office of Councillor left vacant due to the unfortunate and unexpected passing of Councillor Theresa Fritz on January 10th, 2021. Council directed the Clerk to approach the next eligible candidate from the 2018 election which was Wes Parsons with 1640 votes. Council and Staff were notified of his acceptance late Thursday afternoon.
“Thank you to Council and Staff for the warm welcome,” says Parsons. “It’s obvious that we've got a very strong team leading the town. The amount you have been able to accomplish in such a short time is impressive. I look forward to working with Council and Staff.”
“While the circumstances are certainly tragic, I have no doubt that Wes will do a fantastic job in his new role,” says Mayor Doug Black. “I look forward to his fresh perspective as we navigate this critical time in our community’s growth.”
Wes Parsons will be officially sworn in during the Council meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.