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Kitchener will have a new mayor in the fall

As will be the case in Waterloo, Kitchener will have a new mayor when the October election rolls around.

Kitchener Mayor, Carl Zehr announced Tuesday morning he will not seek another term.

When he ends his current term, Zehr will have served 17 years as mayor of the city and spent a total of 26 years on Kitchener city council.

“Over the past three decades our community has accomplished a great deal,” noted Zehr. “By working together, residents, businesses, community groups, municipal staff and councils have built a city that is truly the envy of many other municipalities. We have provided residents with the services they need today, while transforming our local economy into one which creates jobs for decades to come and positions us well to compete globally.  I am deeply honoured and grateful to have had the opportunity to play a leadership role in many of those accomplishments and believe strongly in the community we have built.”

So far, only councillor Dan Glenn-Graham is the only candidate in the running for mayor of Kitchener.