Singh reflects on short time as acting mayor of Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
October 2, 2017 - 4:50pm Updated: October 2, 2017 - 5:52pm

KAMLOOPS — Now that Ken Christian has been elected mayor, Arjun Singh, the acting mayor, will slide back into his council chair. 

Singh said on Monday it's been an honour to have served as acting mayor since Peter Milobar officially stepped down at the end of June. 

One of the highlights for Singh was seeing the city come together to help wildfire evacuees this summer. 

"It was pretty awesome to be able to represent that to folks and say look at the all the amazing generosity, the amazing volunteerism that happened across the community," he said. "We went from 90,000 to 101,000 in about a week and a half there. The community just really stepped up."

Singh is looking forward to resuming his council role, working with mayor Christian. He said being acting mayor taught in a lot. 

"I certainly understand a bit better what happens around here. I think council's a great place to be. I look forward to being part of the colleagues more closely," said Singh. "It's kind of weird sometimes sitting in the mayor's chair because you feel isolated from what's happening with your council colleagues. But I think it's going to be awesome to have the experience I had and go back and do my job."

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