REPORTING · 12th May 2014
Councillor Corinne Scott announced her resignation from Council, effective immediately on Monday, May 12th at a Special Meeting of Council. She filed her resignation papers on May 7th. Her parting words follow:
ďIím sure that it will come as surprise for a lot of you that Iím submitting a letter of resignation from Council, effective immediately.
I had informed my supporters a number of months ago that I was not going to seek re-election next fall.
Circumstances changes, sometimes too quickly, one has to take stock of where, as individuals, we stand and what we consider precedence in our lives.
Personal circumstances have made a major change in mine and I feel itís important for me to devote more time to my family and friends.
I sincerely appreciated the support Iíve received over the years from you, my colleagues, the District of Kitimat and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine Staff and a lot of great people in Kitimat.
I feel Iíve met my commitment to my supporters, including the hiring of two of the finest administrators in the provinces working on behalf of our community, working for access to water and recreational boating is well underway, the establishment of a stand-alone Advisory Committee for Persons with disabilities and the Kitimat General Hospital foundation, and being involved in the successful campaign for attracting retirees to Kitimat.
Iím proud that Kitimat has established good working relationships with our neighbouring communities and industry, and that our Council has worked very well together over the last three years.
The next term on Council is critical, to have good elected leadership to see the community grow and expand in a responsible way, and ensuring a wonderful place for people to call home. I look forward to seeing younger professional people taking an interest and putting their name forward in the election this fall.
Ian and I look forward to enjoying our retirement here and continuing to participate in the community." said Scott
Council accepted the resignation with regrets. Mayor Joanne Monaghan was choked up by Councillor Scottís Departure and thanked her for all the work she has done for the community. Scott was elected 3 and a half years ago in a by election.
Scott was presented with a gift from the Mayor. There will not be a by-election so Scott's seat will remain empty until the fall election.
A Class Act
Comment by phil germuth on 13th May 2014
Thank you Corrine for all you have done to make Kitimat a better place.
Your style, grace, integrity and dedication have set a standard for all elected officials to strive for.
No matter what ones past has been, a first term on council is a challenging experience. I was fortunate to have been seated beside Corrine for this term and consider Corrine to be not only a great mentor but also somebody who will always be a cherished friend.
Corrine's guidance has not only made me a more effective politician but also a better person.
While Corrine's presence will be sadly missed, I wish her nothing but happiness and health in her retirement.
Kitimat thanks you Corrine.
Comment by CEM on 13th May 2014
Thankyou for all your hard work in the community. You will be greatly missed.