June 25, 2022

Northumberland County Council elects 2022 Warden and Deputy Warden

Today, Municipality of Trent Hills Mayor Bob Crate was sworn in to serve a second term as Warden for Northumberland County in 2022, after receiving unanimous endorsement from all members of County Council in favour of his re-election.

“It is an honor to return to the role of Northumberland County Warden in 2022,” states Warden Crate. “Over the past year, in my role as 2021 County Warden, I have had the great pleasure of working closely with my fellow councillors and County staff, stakeholders and community members to develop innovative strategies, advance important projects for our community, and ensure the continued delivery of essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In reprising this role in 2022, I look forward to continuing this work to foster a strong and thriving Northumberland.”

Bob Crate is a lifelong resident of Hastings. Elected to council for the Municipality of Trent Hills as the Hastings Ward Councillor in 2010, he served as Deputy Mayor from 2012 until 2017, at which time he was appointed Mayor for the remainder of the term. In 2018, Bob was elected to continue serving as Mayor of the municipality. Prior to his role as 2021 County Warden, Bob Crate also served as the County’s first Deputy Warden throughout 2020.

Also at today’s meeting of Council, Township of Cramahe Mayor Mandy Martin was sworn in for a second term as Deputy Warden for Northumberland County.

“I am honoured to accept the nomination of my colleagues to continue on in the role of Deputy Warden for 2022,” states Deputy Warden Martin. “As we continue building strong supports, services and strategies to improve quality of life for Northumberland residents and advance economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I look forward to collaborating with Warden Crate our fellow County councillors to deliver value for our community in 2022.”

Mandy Martin is a resident of Colborne, currently serving her first term as Mayor of the Township of Cramahe. Raised primarily in Gore’s Landing on the south shore of Rice Lake, she pursued a 40-year career in communications, marketing and journalism. Her dedication to community development extends to extensive volunteer activities, including past Vice President of Northumberland United Way, board member of Northumberland Children’s Aid Society, Northumberland Big Sisters, Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation, the Royal Canadian Legion Colborne and Decisions for the Great Lakes (Kingston).

The roles of Warden and Deputy Warden of Northumberland County are one year terms, filled by one of the seven members of County Council. For more information about the members of Northumberland County Council, please visit: Northumberland.ca/MeetYourCouncil.

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