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Deputy mayor to ‘hold down the fort’ until more women arrive – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202340 Views

Nov 15, 2023

Coun. Kim Smith was top vote-getter in Oct. 23 election

Iqaluit’s new deputy mayor says it’s hard not to be disappointed being the only woman on the city’s eight-member council.

“I’d like to think one day that half of these chairs will be filled by women,” Coun. Kim Smith said Tuesday in an interview after being appointed deputy mayor during council’s first meeting since the Oct. 23 election.

“But I will hold down the fort for the ladies until then.”

Smith was the top vote-getter last month. She said it was an honour to be named deputy mayor, a position that will see her fill for Mayor Solomon Awa when he is not present at council meetings.

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