North Bay city councillor Mac Bain has been selected to replace Deputy Mayor Sheldon Forgette as the council representative on the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board.
The decision was made during an in-camera session following the regular meeting of city council this week.
Forgette was removed from the board after missing three consecutive meetings.
Following the in-camera session, Forgette voiced his support for this replacement, repeating his claim that he attended one of the meetings in question via teleconference, despite DNSSAB stating its records show otherwise.
Bain will be responsible for filling the seat for the balance of the term.
“It means that I will be required to attend any board meeting that is called between now and the end of the election season, December 1st. Just like any other agency, board or commission, I’m there to represent both the district social services, and the city of North Bay to fulfill my fiduciary responsibility to both organizations,” said Bain.
DNSSAB requires six council representatives to sit on the board.
“Just like the other councillors, I will be representing the entire district as a member, but I’m also a member of city council, so I’ll be working and looking at all of the issues that are going to be in front of the board, representing both entities to the best of my abilities.”
Bain has previous experience as a board member.
The city councillor also replaced Forgette on the Police Services Board in 2017, after the Deputy Mayor stepped down.
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“Sheldon stepped down from the Police Services Board and city council appointed me to be the representative of the board until the balance of the term.”