A political stand

by Edith Cody-Rice

Former Reeves and Mayors  - A political stand April 2012Left to right: Margaret Brunton, Dorothy Finner, Al Lunney, Jim Lowry, Ron Robertson, Paul Finner, Ian Paige, Ron Pettem

Mayors and reeves, both past and current turned out on a blustery Friday morning last week, to kick off the planting of 12 sugar maples at the Mississippi Mills Town Hall. The initiative grew out of the Communities in Bloom recommendation that MM adopt a tree policy and  plant more trees. The trees honour past and current mayors and reeves of Mississippi Mills and the communities that comprise it. Officials honoured are

Dorothy  Finner, Mayor of Almonte 1988 – 1997

Paul  Finner, Mayor of Almonte 1998 – 2000

Ron  Pettem, Mayor of Almonte 1978 – 1988, 2000 – 2003

William Gomme, Mayor of Almonte 1976 – 1978

Al  Lunney, Mayor of Mississippi Mills 2003 – 2010

John  Levi, Mayor of Mississippi Mills 2010 – present

Harry Barr, Reeve of Pakenham Township 1988 – 1997

Ian Paige, Reeve of Pakenham Township 1985 – 1988 

Charlie Gillan, Reeve of Pakenham Township 1982 – 1985

Ralph Monette, Reeve of Pakenham Township 1976 – 1977

James Lowry, Reeve of Ramsay Township 1994 – 1997

Margaret (Duncan) Brunton, Reeve of Ramsay Township 1988 -1994

Ron  Robertson, Reeve of Ramsay Township 1977 – 1979

 Photo © Edith Cody-Rice 2012