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WELLINGTON COUNTY - At Wellington County Council’s inaugural meeting, Kelly Linton, Mayor for the Township of Centre Wellington, was elected Warden for the 2019-20 term.

Warden Linton has represented the constituents of Centre Wellington since 2010, serving as mayor and on County Council since 2015. As a county councillor, Warden Linton has been a member of the Economic Development, Roads and Administration, Finance and Human Resources committees.

Additional community involvement:

  • Grand River Conservation Authority Board
  • Groves Memorial Hospital Board
  • Heritage Centre Wellington Committee
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Victoria Park Seniors Centre Board
  • Fergus and Elora Business Improvement Association
  • Centre Wellington Economic Development Task Force

Since completing his Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Guelph, Warden Linton has developed a solid reputation as a government change specialist.

With 20 years experience working as a consultant with other municipalities across Canada, he is well-positioned to lead a council that is committed to making Wellington County an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

“I want to congratulate Warden Linton,” commented Past Warden Dennis Lever. “Kelly has shown strong leadership at the County level, and as mayor of Centre Wellington. Wellington County is in very capable hands.”

Scott Wilson, the county’s chief administrative officer, is looking forward to Warden Linton’s leadership. “Warden Linton brings a lot of political experience to the role of Warden,” said Wilson. “He’s been a strong voice on the County’s Economic Development, Roads and Administration, Finance and Human Resources Committees. Wellington County Council and staff look forward to working with Warden Linton.”

“I consider it an enormous privilege to be selected by my peers to serve as Wellington County Warden for the next two years,” said Warden Linton. “I look forward to being part of this team committed to delivering results and citizen-focused government.”


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