County Council is made up of all the mayors and deputy mayors of all 16 member municipalities. The Warden is the head of government for the County and is elected by his or her peers on County Council. In 2010 County Council changed the County’s procedures to make the Office of Warden a two-year term. The warden is elected at an 'Inaugural Meeting' of County Council held in December in the first and the third years of every term of Council.
Some of the Warden's responsibilities include:
- presiding over and acting as Head of County Council
- speaking publicly on matters affecting the County of Simcoe
- serving on external boards and agencies
Warden Gerry Marshall: Biography
County Council re-acclaimed Gerry Marshall as Simcoe County Warden for 2017 and 2018. Marshall was first elected as Warden in December 2014 for the 2015 and 2016 term.
Marshall has served on County Council since 2010.
Marshall has held the following positions since joining County Council: Chair of Audit Committee, 2013 and 2014; Vice-Chair of Corporate Services, 2013-2014; Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Review Sub-committee, 2014; Vice-Chair of Audit Committee, 2012; Member of Audit Committee, 2011; Member of Corporate Services Committee 2011-2012; County Appointee to Children's Aid Society Board, 2010-2014; Alternate on Agricultural Liaison Committee, 2013-2014.
Elected as Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene October 2010
Re-elected as Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene October 2014
Business background, with strong leadership and communication skills.
Marshall began as a front line Cable Television lineman and rose through the managerial ranks to the position of Vice President, Engineering Operations at Rogers Communications.
Pre his managerial roles with Rogers, he represented the Ontario Cable Television labour force on the Electrical Utilities Safety Association (EUSA).
Post his career with Rogers, Marshall moved into the role of Vice President of Business Development with Globalive Communications. During his tenure, Globalive was recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for six consecutive years.
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