Response to Kevin Ashe Stepping Down as Deputy Mayor

Posted on Thursday January 28, 2021

Pickering, ON, January 28, 2021

Earlier today, Kevin Ashe notified Council and the City Clerk of his decision to step down as Deputy Mayor of Pickering.  Mr. Ashe will continue in his role of Regional Councillor, Ward 1.  

“On behalf of Council, I thank Kevin for his contributions as Deputy Mayor, and for the outstanding job he did in filling in as Mayor for an extended period in 2020. Council appreciates this was a difficult decision for Kevin and one he did not make lightly,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “I am confident that Kevin will continue to serve the constituents of Pickering in his role as Regional Councillor with the unwavering commitment and dedication he has demonstrated since he was first elected to Council in 2003.”

As per Resolution 259/20, adopted by City Council on March 18, 2020, David Pickles, Regional Councillor, Ward 3, will assume the role of Deputy Mayor effective immediately.

The full statement from Councillor Ashe is available here:

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