McLean Joins Re-Elected Petawawa Councillors

A new voice joined five re-elected Petawawa Town Councillors and the Mayor at the table Monday night. 

Councillor Matthew McLean, an active member of the military, was sworn in alongside re-elected councillors Gary Serviss, Theresa Sabourin, Tom Mohns, Murray Rutz, and James Carmody.

McLean says he’s excited to bring a fresh perspective to town council.

"A large part of this community is military families, and given the fact that I’ve lived in this community as a military member and a resident that I’ll bring a bit of a different perspective to the town council and be able to represent not only all residents of Petawawa but have a better understanding of military life and family life on the Garrison”, McLean told Star 96.7.

Mayor Bob Sweet acknowledged McLean in his address.

"To Councillor McLean, the newest member of our team, I extend a warm welcome", Sweet said.

"Your military service and connection as a long standing residents of this community will serve this Council well.  This is an exciting time for you.  Council and staff will assist you in every way, as you transition into the world of municipal government".

McLean's parents, from British Columbia, were among those in the gallery at the Council Chambers to see him being sworn in.

Also Monday night, Councillor Gary Serviss was also recognized as Deputy Mayor. 

He collected the highest number of votes in the municipal election of all the councillor candidates.