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Chief Kelly LaRocca re-elected for another term

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: Kelly LaRocca has been re-elected for another term as Chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN).

The recent election results will see Chief LaRocca return to the role she’s held since 2013. She will be joined on council by councillors Tracy Gauthier and Sylvia Coleman.

“A heartfelt thank you to the people of Scugog First Nation for continuing to place their trust in me to serve as their Chief. It is an absolute privilege to have a job about which I am both passionate and spiritually connected to its purpose. I will continue to focus on the ideal of community solidarity as we face, what are, some very significant changes to environmental regulation, the gaming industry, and the energy sector,” Chief LaRocca said, in a statement. “I want to acknowledge the work and contributions of Councillors Laura Colwell and Jeff Forbes, and I look forward to working with incoming Councillor Tracy Gauthier and Councillor Sylvia Coleman. I have confidence their ideas and contributions will also continue to take our First Nation into a positive direction.”

Chief LaRocca added, she is thankful for the“very long history of strong Council leadership and good decision-making, as a community.”

“I want to acknowledge the work of our ancestors as we look forward to what will be a very bright future for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation,” Chief LaRocca concluded.

At a meeting, on Monday, June 26th, Scugog Township Mayor, Wilma Wotten offered Chief LaRocca her congratulations.

“We look forward to working with her in the next couple of years and moving some projects forward which will be of mutual benefit to us,” she stated.

The MSIFN holds elections every two years.

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