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John Rich has served as ward councillor for the last seven years.

Councillor John Rich has announced his intent to resign from his position as Southampton Ward Councillor effective September 7, 2021. In an August 24 media release from the Town of Saugeen Shores, Councillor Rich has served as a ward councillor for the last seven years.

“This difficult decision was made to support my family,” said John Rich “I want to thank my fellow council members and the people of Saugeen Shores for providing me with their trust, support, and alternative perspectives over the last seven years.”

Council will declare the seat of Southampton Ward Councillor vacant at the next council meeting following receipt of Councillor Rich’s written resignation.

“Council would like to thank Councillor John Rich for his many years of service,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau in the media release. “We wish John the best and know he will remain a valuable and engaged member of our community.”

Within 60 days of declaring the seat vacant, Council can choose to fill it by appointment or alternatively, can pass a by-law to authorize a by-election and will be considering their options at the September 13 meeting.