Robinson resigns from Ward 8

“In her time on council, I know that anyone who dealt with Jennifer came away feeling they had been heard and were well represented.”

Ward 8 councillor Jennifer Robinson has signalled her intention to resign immediately, citing personal health concerns.
Council and staff were advised late Tuesday of the first-time councillor’s decisions. She has represented Ward 8 residents for 18 months.
“On behalf of city council, and the community, I would like to thank Coun. Jennifer Robinson for her service to the City of Barrie. Jennifer Robinson brought her unstoppable optimism, shining personality, and a strong belief in Barrie to city council. She was a tremendous ambassador for Barrie and she will be sorely missed,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman.
“In her time on council, I know that anyone who dealt with Jennifer came away feeling they had been heard and were well represented.”

Jennifer Robinson

Robinson also represented council on a number of committees of council and initiatives, including the Community Services Committee, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee, International Relations Committee, Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Committee, and had a leading role in the City’s sports tourism working group, according to a City release.
She was also appointed on behalf of the City to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
“Jennifer cares about her community and her constituents and as such I know this was a difficult decision. While I am disappointed to lose her from our team, I understand her decision and would ask the media to respect her privacy at this time,” said Lehman.
“We are thinking of Jennifer and wish her well.”
Council is set to consider what to do to fill the vacancy, at its next meeting. The process could involve an appointment or a call for a new election. Until a new councillor is in place, Ward 8 residents can communicate with the clerk’s office regarding concerns and queries.
“I will also be available to meet with residents to ensure their interests are addressed, and concerns are heard, and staff in the City Clerk’s office will assist in handling local matters until such time as the vacancy is filled,” said Lehman.

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