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Mayor Kim Love not seeking re-election this fall

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It is now certain that, come municipal elections, Madawaska Valley will have a new mayor.

Kim Love has announced that she will not be running for her office again in the fall. The Mayor said it is time to focus her energies and put family first, and said being mayor, despite being challenging and rewarding, is a significant time commitment.

Love was elected as Mayor in 2014 and has served as councillor for Madawaska Valley and on the Village of Radcliff council before amalgamation. Love said in her statement that during her time as mayor, the municipality has experienced a period of revitalization and growth. She also pointed to her achievements as a councillor for Renfrew County, where she lobbied for the expansion of Highway 417 and was elected to the Board of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association.

There are currently two candidates registered to be elected Mayor in Madawaska Valley. Former councillor Mark Willmer and newcomer Roger Prince both put their names in for consideration in late July.

Nominations must be put into the Township by August 19th at 2 PM. Election day is Monday, October 24th.

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