A clean slate stands before Saskatoon’s newly-elected city council as they prepare to be sworn in Monday night.
There will be both new faces and familiar ones around the table, including former Ward 6 Coun. Charlie Clark replacing Don Atchison in the mayor’s chair.
Atchison leaves public office as the city’s longest-running mayor, holding the position for 13 years.
The three new faces at council after last Wednesday’s civic election include Hilary Gough for Ward 2, Cynthia Block for Ward 6 and Sarina Gersher for Ward 8.
While also new this year, Coun. Bev Dubois is more veteran than rookie. The former three-term representative for Ward 10 is now the voice at city hall for Ward 9.
Five councillors won re-election: Darren Hill for Ward 1, Ann Iwanchuk for Ward 3, Troy Davies for Ward 4, Randy Donauer for Ward 5, Mairin Loewen for Ward 7 and Zach Jeffries for Ward 10.
The mayor and 10 councillors are set to be sworn in at 6 p.m.
Monday’s ceremony will also make official the first female-majority city council in Saskatoon.
Terms in municipal government last four years.
The next Saskatoon civic election will be held in October 2020.