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Runner-up Greg Wilson appointed to Mayor role

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.


Greg Wilson, during the 2014 all candidate municipal forum.
Observer file photo

By Michael Christianson

Dryden City Council appointed Greg Wilson, runner up of the 2014 mayoral race, to fill the mayoral position that was left vacant by the resignation of Craig Nuttall at Monday’s council meeting.

Wilson will be sworn in on November 2, 2015 to complete the remaining three years of this elected term.

Wilson earned 38.48% of the mayoral vote behind Nuttall who received 43.65%. The difference between the two candidates amounted to 177 votes.

Wilson and his family were present at council and he says public life is similar to private life; both are about dealing with people, budgets and forming relationships and he is excited to start new relationships.

“As they’ve [council] talked about a strategic plan needs to be developed and adhered,” said Wilson. “It’s got to be a strategic plan that unites, creates common vision for the leadership; I’m talking council, and senior administration and for the employees and make sure we’re all heading in the right direction and I think the last thinj that I think is important is I really want to restore Dryden to a position of leadership among its’ peers in Northwestern Ontario.”

Deputy Mayor Martin MacKinnon will continue to fulfill the roll of mayor until Wilson is sworn in.


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