Big Shoes to Fill: Co-opting a New Councillor

After over a decade of dedicated service to Queen’s Park, Councillor Gill Fitzhugh tendered her resignation late last year. Her impactful tenure includes spearheading the Neighborhood Plan, leading the successful referendum campaign, championing initiatives like the Big Garden Clean-Up Project and leading a myriad of community consultation projects. Her departure leaves big shoes to fill, but we welcome the opportunity for a new member of our leadership team to help carry forward the vision Councillor Fitzhugnh helped to foster and bring new ideas to the table.


QPCC said goodbye to Councillor Fitzhugh in her capacity as Councillor at its Annual Councillors’ and Volunteer dinner last December – a heartwarming and joyous occasion during which attendees reflected on Councillors Fitzhugh’s “get-it-done” attitude and extensive local networks, describing her as nothing less than a maverick.

The Community Council will fill this vacancy by co-option at the next meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024. During the Councillors will vote to appoint a new Councillor from among those who have put themselves forward to become a member of the Council.

Any resident of the Queen’s Park, Westminster Community, persons living within one mile, or those with clear and identifiable ties to the community can put themselves forward to become a Councillor.

The co-option process will see each candidate speak about why they wish to serve as a member of the Council, followed by a round of questions before a vote to decide who is appointed. 

The appointed will then sign a declaration of acceptance of office and will officially commence their duties as a Queen’s Park Community Councillor.

If you wish to express interest in being co-opted, you can complete this online form.

Interested persons should read the following pages on the Council’s website better to understand the role of Councillors and the Council.

Deadline, 6pm Wednesday 8th May

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