Summerland mayor won't run for re-election

Janice Perrino, mayor of Summerland.
Image Credit: Twitter: @janiceperrino

PENTICTON - Two-term Summerland mayor Janice Perrino announced she will not seek re-election this fall.

Perrino made the announcement on Monday that she will be leaving her seat at the council table for another willing candidate. And while she is sad to leave, she said she is leaving feeling accomplished and satisfied.

Perrino also works for the Penticton Regional Hospital as the Executive Director of Medical Foundation, and will have her hands full with fundraising efforts for the recently approved expansion. She and her team have to raise $20 million for the expansion project and she said there just isn’t enough time in the day to do both jobs.

“I can’t give the mayors job the time and commitment I’ve always given in the past,” she said. “I think I’ve met my match.”

Perrino said she has accomplished all the goals she set out to finish when she was first elected city councillor 12 years ago. The hospital expansion is one of the projects she worked hard to get approved as Chair of the Regional Hospital District with the Regional District — a position that will automatically be given up with her resignation.

“A part of me knows it’s a good time to let go,” said Perrino, who wishes luck to candidates.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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