After nearly 15 total years in office, Leo Jobin is stepping down as the mayor of the Township of Chisholm.
“It is time for me to leave council and focus on my health,” Jobin stated in Open Forum at the
September 22, council meeting.
Jobin was first appointed mayor of the township in 2002, serving until 2006. After a break from politics, Jobin returned in 2009, being appointed mayor again in 2010.
To recognize his tenure, loyalty and dedication to the Township of Chisholm, council voted to name the replacement bridge on River Road the “Leo Jobin” bridge in 2019.
“It has sincerely been an honour and a pleasure working alongside Mayor Jobin,” said councillor Gail Degagne. “Leo brought so much knowledge about the Township of Chisholm to each meeting and always acted in the best interest of the people of Chisholm, putting their needs at the heart of every decision made. His positive attitude, strong work ethic, and pleasant nature will be truly missed. I wish Leo all the best.”
Jobin attended his final council meeting on October 27, 2020. At the November 10th meeting, the mayor’s seat will be declared vacant and the current council can put motions forward for his
Jenny Leblond, the township CAO and treasurer says she expects one of the four councillors to put their name forward to fill the vacancy by November 10.
If that happens, then they will look to appoint a community member to fill the vacant council seat.