Mayor Michael Fougere, new Regina council sworn in
Regina's new council
Mayor: Michael Fougere
Ward 1: Coun. Barbara Young
Ward 2: Coun. Bob Hawkins
Ward 3: Coun. Shawn Fraser
Ward 4: Coun. Bryon James Burnett
Ward 5: Coun. John Findura
Ward 6: Coun. Wade Murray
Ward 7: Coun. Sharron Bryce
Ward 8: Coun. Michael O'Donnell
Ward 9: Coun. Terry Hincks
Ward 10: Coun. Jerry Flegel
A new era began at Regina city council on Monday night, with Michael Fougere taking the mayor's chair.
Voters chose 10 councillors and Fougere, a veteran city councillor, as the city's 34th mayor on Oct. 24.
He replaces Pat Fiacco, who did not run after 12 years in the city's top spot.
There are also five new councillors.
Fougere and the 10 councillors were sworn in on Monday evening, and they held a short meeting.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, Fougere spoke of the many challenges he expects to face as mayor.
"We have a tremendous infrastructure backlog we've got to deal with. I think that's huge. We have a housing crisis, I'll call it, that we need to deal with right away. Those things are very, very important," he said.
"We have to accommodate growth — we have a fast growing city. So, we have lots of good things happening in this city, but we have to ensure momentum continues to go forward."
The first regular meeting of Regina's new city council will take place Nov. 19.
Saskatoon's new city council meets next week.