Andrew Hawkes was sworn-in on Friday as Blackville’s new mayor, replacing interim mayor Matt Sturgeon who held the position since May. Sturgeon returns to his previous position as councillor and deputy mayor.
Hawkes won a commanding mandate in last week’s election by garnering 72% of the vote. He took the oath of office in a public meeting held last night at the Blackville Community Centre.
In his first remarks as mayor, Hawkes thanked the community for their support and shared a few anecdotes from his election campaign.
Village councillors Cindy Ross and Christopher Hennessy joined Matt Sturgeon in welcoming the new mayor. Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart was also in attendance.
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