Terrace’s newest city councillor was officially sworn in June 29, joining council as it seeks to find solutions to what it called a ‘crisis’ in the downtown.
Dave Gordon signed the oath of office at the start of a regular council meeting and will serve the rest of the term ending in Oct. 2022 with the existing council.
Mayor Carol Leclerc presented Gordon with a City of Terrace pin after he signed the oath.
“I just want to say welcome to our team and it’s great to have you on board,” she said.
Gordon won the Terrace council byelection held June 5, gathering more votes than his three opponents combined.
Gordon took 477 votes with Joely Viveiros placing second at 154 votes, Alexander Pietralla at 100 votes and Amadeep Singh Saini at 44 votes.
The turnout was a historic low, with just nine per cent of those eligible deciding to turn out to cast a ballot at either advanced polls, by mail or at the main poll held at the Sportsplex.
Gordon, a retired business owner and partner in an environmental consultancy company, joins council to fill the seat left vacant when Jessica McCallum-Miller resigned in February.
— With files from Rod Link