By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is taking politics into the 21st century with their newly appointed warden, Eric Duncan.
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Eric Duncan, newly appointed warden of the United Counties, poses with family during a ceremony on Dec. 6. Pictured from back left are Edwin Duncan (father), Beatrice Wigney (mother) and Jill Duncan (sister).
The Chain of Office was placed around the neck of 26-year-old Duncan at a well-attended ceremony on Dec. 6.
"I'm really humbled and looking forward to the year ahead," said Duncan, also the mayor of North Dundas.
With a fresh face that is well-recognized in local politics, Duncan is set to change the identity of the United Counties council.
"Being the youngest warden in over 160 years is a title many people have used, and being 26 there's not too many colleagues my age," he said.
Duncan has three priorities for 2014 that he is eager to set in motion:
Education and the pursuit of knowledge within the council, continual improvement and embracing technology.
More to come.