Creston, B.C., November 21, 2023: Anthony Mondia has resigned from his position as Councillor with the Town of Creston, effective November 20, 2023. Mondia was elected to Town Council in 2022 and has stepped down after serving over one year of his Council term.
“I hold a lot of respect for Anthony personally, and I have appreciated having the opportunity to serve alongside him on Council this last year. Anthony provided us with an invaluable perspective, and his ambitious, enthusiastic and inquisitive nature will be missed at the Council table”, said Mayor Arnold DeBoon of Mondia’s resignation. “Every member of Council chooses to serve because we are passionate about the well-being and quality of life for, and of, our citizens. Mr. Mondia is no exception to this, and I am confident that he will continue to serve Creston in whatever capacity he chooses. We thank him for his service to our community and wish him well.”
Section 54 of British Columbia’s Local Government Act mandates that a by-election must be held to fill a vacancy in an elected local government office that occurs as a result of a resignation. “The Town of Creston had already been planning for a by-election due to the vacancy created on Council by Jim Elford’s resignation at the end of September”, said Michael Moore, Chief Administrative Officer. “The process remains the same - nominations for candidates will be opened up in the upcoming months once a Chief Election Officer is appointed by Council in the near future, and a by-election will take place in the first quarter of 2024.”