Mayoral transition process underway in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman met with Mayor-Elect Scott Gillingham at the Office of the Mayor on Friday to facilitate a smooth and orderly transition of power.

“I want to congratulate Mayor-Elect Gillingham on his election win, and mandate from voters to continue to build Winnipeg for the future,” Bowman said.

“In the coming days, and in advance of next week’s Inauguration Ceremony for the new Mayor and members of City Council, our team in the Mayor’s Office and public service will work collaboratively with the Mayor-Elect’s transition team to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of power.”


During their meeting, the pair also discussed current public policy matters, as well as the challenges and opportunities that being Winnipeg’s Mayor will entail.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Mayor-Elect Gillingham to what will be his new office when he is officially sworn in as Winnipeg’s 44th Mayor. I ask Winnipeggers to provide the same support and goodwill that my family and I enjoyed during the past eight years to Mayor-Elect Gillingham so that he can be successful in leading our city in the coming years. Mayor-Elect Gillingham will be our Mayor and I wish him all the very best in his service to our community”, said Bowman.

Bowman sent out one final speech on social media Thursday afternoon, where he thanked Winnipeggers for his two terms in office and briefly spoke about what he, along with the city, have been able to accomplish in that time.


“We have learned so much from you, including your capacity for positive change, and felt the strength and the resilience of our community,” Bowman said in his final address on social media.

Bowman announced earlier in the year that he would not be seeking re-election.

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