Mayor Ken Popove and council. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Chilliwack mayor and council sworn into office at Cultural Centre

Inauguration ceremony Tuesday had the right amount of pomp and circumstance

There was just the right amount of ceremonial pomp and circumstance Tuesday night at the Seventh Council Inauguration.

Recently elected Mayor Ken Popove and council held their inaugural council meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to make formal declarations and swear oaths of office before Justice Thomas J. Crabtree.

The final report of the Chief Election Officer was presented, along with the list of council committee/board appointments and the mayor’s address.

Mayor Popove started off his inaugural mayor’s address with recognition that the event was being held on unceded territory of the Sto:lo people.

In terms of advisory committees, Mayor Popove retained leadership of the Housing First committee, as well as co-chairing the Chilliwack Healthier Community table, and the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee.

READ MORE: Popove elected mayor

Public safety and the Creative Commission will be chaired by Coun. Jason Lum, while the advisory committee looking at affordable housing and development, will be chaired by newly elected Coun. Harv Westeringh.

Coun. Kloot will chair the agriculture and rural advisory committee again, and the design review advisory committee.

Coun. Sue Attrill will be at the helm of the BIA advisory committee, and the public art committee, heritage, and the FVRL.

Coun. Jeff Shields was named chair of the transportation advisory committee, while Coun. Bud Mercer will lead the parks and trails committee.

Invocation and blessing were delivered by Minister Angus Haggarty, singing by Avianna, Madalyn and Jack Clempson, and piping by Kendal Clarke. Performances during the reception were by Chilliwack Community Band and the Chillwack Symphony Orchestra Trio.

READ MORE: Election night excitement


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Mayor Ken Popove swears oath of office before Justice Thomas J. Crabtree. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Just Posted

Chilliwack woman on Team B.C. staff for 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship

Tana Mussell will serve as team trainer as Team B.C. defends the gold it won at the 2018 NAHC.

Glass recycling is back in the ‘Wack this spring

Council voted to approve purchase of 30,000 grey tubs for glass recycling in Chilliwack

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Jan. 14 to 20

Agassiz Community Gardens hoping to find new home at old McCaffrey school

The society has been looking for a new location since its previous gardens were sold in October

Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld says he’s the victim of workplace discrimination

Left out of liaison duties in the district, Barry Neufeld says he’ll be bringing legal action against the school board

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

Manure company causing ‘toxic’ stink at Abbotsford school seeks permit

Property across from King Traditional Elementary cannot operate manure facility without permit

Vancouver city council endorses free transit for youth

Mayor Kennedy Stewart will write a support letter to TransLink

Most Read