Councillor Carla Brown, who held Seat 2 on Rosemère's Town Council, sent a written letter of resignation to the Town Clerk's Office on January 15, effective immediately. The Town Clerk's Office then informed the Town Council at its January 22 meeting, officially tabling this letter.
Mayor Eric Westram read Mrs. Brown's letter of resignation at the Town Council meeting. The letter stated, in part, that "this decision, taken after deep reflection, with much emotion, stems from personal and family considerations. Respect, a fundamental value in life, extends not only to others, but also to oneself. In taking the decision to resign, I have shown the respect necessary for my well-being. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the trust placed in me throughout my term of office. My thanks also go to the Administration, Town Management and Council for their work and support. The last two years with this team have enabled me to learn so much, for which I am grateful to you all."
Carla Brown played a major role, especially in developing the new MADA - Family policy, by sitting on the steering committee, initially as a resident and then, after her election in 2021, as an elected official. Passionately committed to this important issue for the Rosemère community, Mrs. Brown made a significant contribution to putting the policy into concrete form. The Town of Rosemère wishes to pay tribute to her professionalism in this regard.
"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Brown for her energy and sensitivity in making Rosemère a caring community. Her extensive knowledge of the Rosemère community has been an asset in our decision-making. I wish her every success in her future endeavours," stated Eric Westram, Mayor of the Town of Rosemère.
Mrs. Brown served as Councillor since the municipal elections of November 2021. A by-election will therefore have to be held to fill Seat 2.