West Lincoln Council Officially Sworn In

For Immediate Release: November 22, 2022

West Lincoln’s 2022-2026 term of Council has officially been sworn in. The Township held its Inaugural Council Meeting at the West Lincoln Community Centre last night, with distinguished guests and citizens joining to witness newly elected members of Council take the oath of office.

Mayor Cheryl Ganann and Councillors Jason Trombetta, Shelley Bradaric, Joann Chechalk, Terry Bell and William Reilly each took turns thanking their respective teams and families for support, and the public for voting. Ward 1 Councillor Mike Rehner did not attend the Inaugural Council Meeting, but was sworn in at a Special Council - Caucus Meeting on November 15.

The Township would like to thank Peter MacKenzie for playing the bagpipes, Nicole Joy-Fraser for singing a Welcome Song and Miigwetch Song, Linda Sivyer for reading the Land Acknowledgement, Town Crier Allan Freeman for giving the Proclamation, Deb Albrecht and the Smithville Christian High School for singing the national anthem followed by a song to inspire united service for the good of all, and Pastor Peter Tuininga for giving the invocation.

Special thanks also go out to Former Mayors Doug Joyner, Katie Trombetta and Joan Packham and to all the other family members, friends, and residents who attended the evening’s ceremony and celebration.

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“What an incredible honour to have been elected! As a Council, we can now look forward, with a huge sense of optimism and positive energy, to the future of West Lincoln. I am confident that we are up to the tasks before us and that we will work together with our staff to ensure that the best decisions for West Lincoln are made in an open, unbiased manner.”

Cheryl Ganann


“I would like to thank the residents of Ward 1 for re-electing me for a third term. I would also like to thank my family and friends. I look forward to continuing to strive for our needs in Ward 1, by expanding our road program, ditching program, snow removal and so much more. We’ve accomplished a lot of work together but the job is not done!”

Jason Trombetta

Ward 1 Councillor

“I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from residents in all three wards, and I thank all my supporters from the bottom of my heart. I am thrilled to hit the road running! The new term of Council can now start to put the pandemic work behind us and look at mending the community and addressing many new provincially legislative restrictions on municipal governance.”

Shelley Bradaric

Ward 2 Councillor

“What I heard loud and clear at the doors I knocked on was the hope for this Council to come together, focus on the work that is ours to do, and make our needs known to other levels of government, so that together we can achieve the best for our community and the Province – and that is my hope for this term of Council.”

Joann Chechalk

Ward 2 Councillor

“Thank you to all the voters for returning me to office to represent you over the next four years. I’m looking forward to being able to work with this newly elected Council. This Council will face many challenges never seen before. I have no doubt that we will overcome the challenges and we will move our community forward. West Lincoln is open for business.”

Terry Bell

Ward 3 Councillor

"Thank you to all the voters for a second term in office. I'm looking forward to picking up right where we left off. As we move our community forward, the biggest item to address is the Provincial steam-rolling of farm land, heritage, and green space within our community. This could be one of the most challenging, crucial, and critical terms of office our community has ever seen, and if we don't act accordingly it could be lost forever."

William Reilly

Ward 3 Councillor

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