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New Vaughan city council inaugurated for 2022-26 term
Nov. 18, 2022

The new Vaughan city council is ready to take the reins.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, an inauguration for the new city council, consisting of three new city councillors, and one new local and regional councillor spearheaded by new Mayor Steven Del Duca, took to city hall. They are Adriano Volpentesta replacing Tony Carella in Ward 2, Chris Ainsworth taking over from Sandra Yeung Racco in Ward 4 and Gila Martow replacing Alan Shefman in Ward 5. Returning are Marilyn Iafrate in Ward 1 and Ward 3 councillor Rosanna DeFrancesca.

In addition to the new three ward councillors, there is one new local and regional councillor, with Mario G. Racco. The other former local and regional councillors; Linda D. Jackson, Mario Ferri, and Gino Rosatti, were all re-elected. Local and regional councillor Linda D. Jackson was elected deputy Mayor.

“Today’s inauguration ceremony represents the first page in Vaughan’s next chapter. I want to thank the people of Vaughan for your vote of confidence -- I commit to working every day to fight traffic gridlock, keep property taxes low and keep our communities safe,” said Mayor Steven Del Duca.

During the inauguration, a special signing ceremony took place where the Vaughan Accord was reaffirmed.

The Vaughan Accord is a 12-point document that defines the principles of public service and affirms a promise of a responsible, co-operative and effective governance.

The new council will serve from 2022 to 2026.