Grey Highlands Deputy Mayor Stewart Halliday is the 2018 Grey County Warden. Halliday was elected on December 5 at the inaugural meeting of Grey County Council.
In his inaugural address, Warden Halliday spoke of the work ahead of council in 2018, which is the final year of this term.
“I look forward to this new responsibility as your Warden and by further working together as a Council on the initiatives that have been set in place during the past three years we now have a chance to bring it all together,” said Halliday.
Warden Halliday also spoke of the challenges facing council and initiatives he plans to see through in 2018. These include advocating local issues to the Provincial and Federal Governments, planning objectives for 2018, marketing Grey County to investors, finalizing the new official plan and more.
Halliday has served as an elected official in Grey Highlands for more than 10 years. This is his third term with the municipality and his first as the deputy mayor and member of Grey County Council. Mr. Halliday, a registered professional industrial engineer, worked for 38 years in senior manufacturing management positions. He and his wife Patricia live in Eugenia and have six children and six grandchildren.
The election of the Warden happens each December at the inaugural session. Grey County Council elects one of its members to lead council and chair each meeting for the upcoming year. Warden Halliday was nominated for the Warden’s position by Grey County Councillors Gail Ardiel and Harley Greenfield. Councillor John Bell also ran for the warden’s position.
Photo: Newly elected Grey County Warden Stewart Halliday (centre) stands with his nominators Harley Greenfield (left) and Gail Ardiel (right).