Sheryl Armstrong sworn in as Nanaimo City Councillor


Nanaimo's new City Councillor, Sheryl Armstrong, was officially sworn in today during a ceremony held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Councillor Armstrong was the successful candidate during the recent July 8th by-election.

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Key Points

  • Prior to winning her seat on Council, Councillor Armstrong served 35 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She is currently an active member of several community groups including chairperson for the Dufferin Place Family Council, secretary for the Vancouver Island Family Council and volunteer at the Kids for Kids program at Georgia Avenue School.
  • Armstrong will attend her first open Council meeting on July 24.


"On behalf of all of Council, I wish to welcome Councillor Armstrong to the 119th Council of the City of Nanaimo. While getting up to speed is a monumental task, Councillor Armstrong has already shown her eagerness to learn, search information where necessary, and engage the community. I look forward, as does all of Council, to making this transition time as comfortable for her as possible and wish her the best in this very new and different spectrum of public service."

City of Nanaimo

"I look forward to the new challenges I will be facing as a City Councillor and will work hard to fulfill the mandate given to me by the citizens of Nanaimo. I wish to thank everyone who supported me."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • With a total of 3611 votes captured, Armstrong was the successful frontrunner to fill the vacant seat on City Council.
  • A total of 7390 valid votes were cast.


Reading of Oath of Office
Reading of Oath of Office
Mr. Horn, Queen’s Counsel & Councillor Armstrong
Attending members of Nanaimo City Council
Attending members of Nanaimo City Council
Bestwick, Kipp, Armstrong, McKay, Brennan & Thorpe


Swearing-In Ceremony for Councillor Sheryl Armstrong
Swearing-In Ceremony for Councillor Sheryl Armstrong


Philip Cooper
Communication and Engagement Director
City of Nanaimo

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