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Jesse Ketler Steps Down After A Decade On Cumberland Council

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 8:40 AM

By Jay Herrington

Jesse Ketler’s last day on Cumberland council will be June 30th. (PHOTO Village of Cumberland)

Cumberland Councillor Jesse Ketler is stepping down after ten years on council.

“Since my election in 2014, it has been an incredible honor to work alongside such dedicated and passionate colleagues. Over the past decade, we have achieved remarkable milestones and navigated through significant changes, always striving to make Cumberland a better place for our residents,” said Ketler.

“Balancing the demands of Council duties with my current personal responsibilities has become increasingly challenging, and I believe stepping down is the best course of action for both myself and the community we serve.”

Her last day is June 30th.

The Village says Ketler served through a transitional period, which saw considerable population and economic growth.

Ketler was appointed director to the Comox Valley Regional Board from 2018 to 2023 and served as chair for four of those years.

Mayor Vickey Brown says Ketler’s time at the Council table can be characterized by her “thoughtful deliberation, high standards, and wisdom that always served the community’s well-being”.

The B.C. Local Government Act requires that a by-election be held to fill a vacancy in an elected local government office that occurs due to a resignation.

A by-election is expected to be held in September 2024, with the candidate nomination period in August.

To see the full release, visit Village of Cumberland.

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