SDG Counties – On Friday, December 15, South Glengarry Mayor Ian McLeod assumed the Warden’s Chair for 2018. McLeod replaces outgoing Warden Jim Bancroft, who served as county warden for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in 2017.
The annual inauguration ceremony, held Friday at the historic county administration building, was attended by about 120 people, including McLeod’s wife Janice, daughter Krissy, and many of his siblings. Also in attendance were representatives of the federal and provincial governments, as well as the City of Cornwall and local SDG municipalities.
Warden McLeod has served on South Glengarry Council since 1998, and has been the mayor of the Township of South Glengarry since 2011. McLeod previously held the position of warden in 2012. While a member of county council, McLeod served on various committees such as the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the South Glengarry Agricultural Committee to name a few.
“I look forward to a very exciting year ahead as your warden.” said McLeod. “
Our transportation group is embarking on a four-year capital plan for our roads. SDG is working with its partner, The City of Cornwall, on renewing existing shared services, council has approved a high-level IT department, the counties have budgeted to create a Regional Community Improvement Plan, and we continue to work on a variety of important issues, both locally within SDG and regionally through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. It is apparent that 2018 is going to be a very exciting and busy year.”