Lonny Napper wants to be mayor of Plympton-Wyoming for another four years.
The mayor told a crowd of about 250 during his annual Mayor’s Appreciation Lunch after his council recognized his 25 years of municipal service.
“Lonny is a people person,” Councilor Netty McEwan told the crowd gathered to celebrate the contribution of ordinary Plympton-Wyoming residents to the life of the community. “His heart is as big as himself…He cares for his constituents…sometimes even if they are awful,” she joked.
Bruce Moulton, who worked on the Library Building Committee, also paid tribute to Napper as the mayor thanked the board for transforming the United Church into a new library. “Lonny Napper…was the vision behind this.”
Napper brushed off the praise, but after being honoured by his council for his service, the mayor announced he would seek the municipality’s top job again.
That brought the crowd to its feet.
Napper is not the first head of council in Petrolia and Central Lambton to announce he’s seeking re-election. Warwick Mayor and Lambton County Warden Todd Case filed his nomination papers the day nominations opened.
Oil Spring Mayor Ian Veen has also announced he will seek re-election.
Candidates have until September to file their papers.