The three new members of town council in Petrolia spoke of enthusiasm and commitment as the corporation
held its inaugural meeting of council late Wednesday afternoon.
Joel Field said he loves the town and can't wait to get started. "I'm excited about Petrolia's future," he proclaimed.
That sentiment was shared by Tim Brown who said his creativity will be a cornerstone of his service. "I look forward to working together as a team," he added.
And, Mary-Jane Samela promised to work hard for those who entrusted her with the new position on council.
"I'm coming in with a lot of humility," she said. "I want to get back to the old fashioned values of serving."
In his inspirational message to council, Pastor Darryl Price of New Life Assembly Church in Petrolia said leadership is a gift from God that should never be taken "lightly or thoughtlessly."
Along with the newcomers, incumbents Mary Pat Gleeson, Helen Havlik and Liz Welch were re-elected to council in late October, while Mayor John McCharles was acclaimed for a second term.
"We have the makings of a great council here," said McCharles before adjourning the 25-minute ceremony.