For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
Council selects new Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – Former Deputy Mayor Wally Andersen announced on Tuesday that he will accept the role of Mayor while Bert Pomeroy will take on the role of Deputy Mayor for the Town of Happy Valley- Goose Bay.
The decision was made Tuesday evening by Council to accept Andersen’s offer to continue in the role of Mayor for the remainder of the current term following the passing of former Mayor John Hickey last month. Pomeroy, who was re-elected to his second term to Council in September, was subsequently selected as the new Deputy Mayor.
“My goal and the goal of the 12th Elected Council is to move forward with our agenda and to continue to provide quality services to the residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” said Mayor Andersen. “I am prepared to take on this role and continue the work this Council and Mayor Hickey began in October.”
Deputy Mayor Pomeroy added, “I look forward to working with Mayor Andersen and all of Council as we continue to advance the community’s best interests.”
A by-election to fill the vacant Council seat will be announced in the near future.
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