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Mississauga Welcomes New Mayor and Ward 5 Councillor

Mississauga — Following the certified results of the 2024 By-election, Carolyn Parrish has been elected as the new Mayor of Mississauga, securing 43,494 votes. Alongside her, Natalie Hart emerged victorious as the Ward 5 Councillor, with 3,707 votes cast in her favor.

The City Clerk confirmed a total of 140,243 ballots were cast, reflecting a 25.71% voter turnout. This announcement sets the stage for a pivotal moment in Mississauga’s municipal governance.

A Declaration of Office ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2024, at 7 p.m. This event, to be held at Mississauga City Hall’s Council Chamber, will see Mayor-elect Carolyn Parrish and Councillor-elect Natalie Hart formally take their oaths of office for the remainder of the current council term, 2022-2026.

The ceremony agenda includes the official Declaration of Office for Mayor Carolyn Parrish, during which she will receive the Chain of Office, a symbol of her new leadership role. Following this, Natalie Hart will be sworn in as Ward 5 Councillor. The event will culminate with an inaugural address by Mayor Parrish, outlining her vision for Mississauga’s future under her leadership.

Members of the public are invited to attend this historic event, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis starting at 6 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be streamed live on the City’s website, ensuring all residents have the opportunity to witness this significant transition in Mississauga’s local government.

For further information on the by-election results and details regarding the upcoming Declaration of Office ceremony, residents are encouraged to visit or contact 905-615-VOTE (8683).

This ceremony marks the beginning of a new chapter for Mississauga, as Carolyn Parrish assumes the responsibilities of Mayor and Natalie Hart steps into her role as Ward 5 Councillor, ready to serve the community and lead with dedication and vision.

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