By Chad Ingram
Published Nov. 28 2018
Algonquin Highlands Deputy Mayor LizDanielsen will be warden of Haliburton County for 2019 or at leastin all likelihood.
Danielsen was the sole member ofHaliburton County council to put her name forward for the position inadvance of a late October deadline. Each year county councillorsselect from among themselves who will serve as warden – the head ofcouncil and key representative of the county at large – for theyear. Haliburton County council is comprised of the mayor and deputymayor of each of the county's four lower-tier municipalities.
A caveat is that Danielsen bere-appointed as deputy mayor of Algonquin Highlands. AlgonquinHighlands councillors vote from among themselves who will serve asthe municipality's deputy mayor each term. The new AlgonquinHighlands council along with the councils of the county's otherlower tiers are set to be sworn in next week. Danielsen reclaimedher seat as a Ward 2 councillor in the township by acclamation in theOctober election. She has held the post for two terms and has alsobeen deputy mayor and therefore a member of county council for the pasteight years. She also held the new position of deputy warden for2018.
Danielsen said during a Nov. 28 countycouncil meeting that it was her understanding she had the requiredsupport in Algonquin Highlands to again become deputy mayor andthanked her county council colleagues for their support.
The warden is sworn in a Decemberinaugural meeting.