Simcoe County has received notice from the Town of Penetanguishene that Gerry Marshall has resigned from his position as mayor.

As a result, as well as the fact that county councillors are appointed to their positions by virtue of holding the office of mayor or deputy mayor of one of the sixteen member municipalities, Marshall has, therefore, also effectively resigned both his seat on county council and his position as the warden.

Given the county’s governance provisions, Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall will assume the functions commonly performed by the warden in the interim. Dowdall is a long-standing member of county council and officials expect a smooth transition with no expected impact to county services or operations.

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