Bowman Appoints EPC Members at Inaugural Council Meeting

Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman was sworn in as Winnipeg’s 43rd mayor on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA)
Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Mayor Brian Bowman got down to business Tuesday evening at City Hall after officially being sworn in as the city’s 43rd mayor.

“I am honoured to lead Winnipeg toward a stronger future,” Bowman said in a statement. “And humbled by the overwhelming support I received from across Winnipeg. As we begin the task of working for Winnipeg, I am grateful to be joined at EPC by a team of councillors who are equally dedicated to moving the city forward with the positive change that Winnipeggers clearly asked for on election day.”

Named to Bowman’s executive policy committee are:

  • Councillor Jeff Browaty — (North Kildonan) Chair of Protection and Community Services
  • Councillor Janice Lukes –(St. Norbert) Acting Deputy Mayor, Chair of Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works
  • Councillor Brian Mayes — (St. Vital) Chair of Downtown Development, Heritage and Riverbank Management
  • Councillor Marty Morantz — (Charleswood-Tuxedo) Chair of Finance
  • Councillor John Orlikow — (River Heights-Fort Garry) Chair of Property and Development
  • Councillor Mike Pagtakhan — (Point Douglas) Deputy Mayor

Morantz was absent for the swearing-in due to his father’s funeral in California today.

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Bowman also announced members of his team, who will work in the Office of the Mayor:

  • Jason Fuith, Chief of staff
  • Jana Thorsteinson, Director of community engagement
  • Kelly McCrae, Policy and communications officer
  • Stephanie Harris, Executive assistant
  • Johanna Wood, Social media coordinator
  • Vivian Armstrong, Administrative assistant

Continuing in their roles in the mayor’s office will be:

  • Carmen Barnett, Director of communications
  • Jeannine Stotski, Office manager
  • Pieter Prinsloo, Policy analyst

The first official council meeting is scheduled for November 12.