Shauna Morgan, recipient of the most votes in Yellowknife’s October municipal election, is the city’s new deputy mayor.
Morgan was appointed to the position via a motion passed unanimously by councillors on Tuesday.
She was re-elected to a second term with 3,398 votes on October 15, some 400 more votes than any other individual on a Yellowknife ballot received that night.
Votes cast, however, have no bearing on who becomes the deputy mayor – which is decided between councillors.
The position has changed slightly in nature with recent amendments to the voting process for Yellowknife City Council.
Previously, council interpreted the rules in such a way that the mayor had no vote unless they passed the chair to the deputy, which then allowed the mayor a vote but meant the deputy lost their own voting right.