Dianne St. Jacques led her last regular council meeting as Ucluelet’s mayor last week.
St. Jacques, who was Ucluelet’s mayor from 1999-2008 and again from 2014-present, is not running for re-election this month.
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“This is the last time you’ll see the five of us sitting here,” she noted during the ‘Mayor’s Announcements’ portion of Oct. 9’s meeting. “I’d personally like to thank council for their hard work. All these four people are running again for various positions, as you all know, and I wish them all luck. And, I certainly want to thank all our staff and everybody that’s worked so hard with us and for us for these last four years.”
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Of Ucluelet’s four current councillors, Marilyn McEwen is the only one running for a council seat again as councillors Randy Oliwa and Mayco Noel are both running for mayor and Sally Mole is running for School District 70’s board.
“I wish the new council lots of good times and successful projects,” St. Jacques said.
She reminded the audience to remember to make sure they vote on Oct. 20.
At the end of the meeting, St. Jacques was presented with a gift from Ucluelet’s Chief Administrative Officer Mark Boysen on behalf of the district’s staff.
“Thanks to council for a great term,” Boysen said. “I appreciated working with you all.”