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Penetanguishene mayor resigns

The decision means Marshall will also resign from his appointed seats on the Simcoe County Council and his position as the Warden
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File photo of Gerry Marshall. Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters
The County of Simcoe has received notice from the Town of Penetanguishene that Gerry Marshall has resigned from his position as Mayor of Penetanguishene.

As a result of this notice, and the fact that Simcoe County Councillors are appointed to their positions by virtue of holding the Office of Mayor or Deputy Mayor of one of our sixteen member municipalities, he has also therefore effectively resigned both his seat on Simcoe County Council and his position as the Warden, or Head of Simcoe County Council.

Given the County’s governance provisions, Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall will assume the functions commonly performed by the Warden in the interim, and County Council will continue to govern and provide direction as per the norm.

The County of Simcoe would like to thank Gerry Marshall for his time and contributions to Simcoe County Council, and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.