Chimo students question the mayor in council chambers

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Sally Smith

Mayor Shawn Pankow hosted two grade 5 Chimo Elementary School classes in council chambers on Tuesday, Feb.8. Bombarded with questions, he was able to answer them all except Who was the first mayor of Smiths Falls?Other questions from students included:

  • Why are there no girls (in the pictures on the wall of previous mayors)?
  • Why did you want to become mayor?
  • How much money do you make in a year?
  • If I were to work here, would I get money as well?
  • Do you like your job?
  • If you werent mayor, what would you like to be?

The answer to the first question is Francis Theodore Frost, mayor of Smiths Falls in 1883; the answer to the last is “…a hockey player!

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