council with doug in council chambers

L-R: Councillor Ricardo (Rico) Tonial, Deputy Mayor Joe Bachetti, Councillor Douglas Pitre, Mayor Gary McNamara, Councillor Tania Jobin, Councillor Brian Houston. 

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Town of Tecumseh Council Appoints New Councillor for Ward 1

Tecumseh, ON - The Town of Tecumseh Council has appointed Douglas Pitre to the vacant position of Ward 1 Councillor.

The position was left vacant after former Councillor Andrew Dowie was successful in his election to the provincial government earlier this year. During the official nomination period, eight citizens put forward their names for consideration for the vacant position. Council interviewed all candidates at a Special Meeting of Council tonight, and appointed Douglas Pitre to fill the vacant position.

The new Councillor will hold the position until the end of this term of Council, November 14, 2022.

A longtime resident of Tecumseh, Douglas Pitre comes with a 39-year career with the Town of Tecumseh - Fire Services. He served as Captain, Deputy Chief, and ultimately Director of Fire Services/Fire Chief. During his time with the Town of Tecumseh, Doug worked closely with Council as part of the senior management team. Once retired, Doug continued to volunteer and stay involved with various efforts within the community.

“I am pleased to welcome Doug Pitre to the Town of Tecumseh Council,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “While there are only a few short months left in this term, it is important that Ward 1 residents are represented on Council. I welcome the newly appointed member and thank all the residents who put their names forward for consideration. Their civic-mindedness is truly appreciated.”


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