The current Warden and Mayor of the Township of Bonnechere Valley, Jennifer Murphy, and Mayor of the Township of McNab/Braeside, Tom Peckett, have both been nominated for the 2019 Warden’s seat.
A ballot vote by County Councillors will take place on December 18th, 2018 during the Inaugural Session of County Council, to decide who will assume the Office of the Warden of the County of Renfrew for 2019.
A formal nomination process takes place annually for the Office of Warden, and any member of County Council is eligible after being nominated by two fellow council members. The successful councillor then fills the Office of Warden for a term of one year.
The Warden fulfils the role as head of council. The nomination process closes 14 days prior to the Inaugural Session and if there is more than one nomination, an election is required to determine a Warden at the Inaugural session.