Coun. Bob Spiers (left) and Mayor Akbal Mund pose for photographs after being sworn into office at Vernon city hall Monday.

Coun. Bob Spiers (left) and Mayor Akbal Mund pose for photographs after being sworn into office at Vernon city hall Monday.

New Vernon council takes office

Large crowd present as Akbal Mund is sworn in as the city's mayor Monday

There’s a new mayor in town.

Akbal Mund was sworn into office as Vernon’s mayor before a capacity crowd Monday at city hall.

“This council will work together over the next four years for the betterment of the City of Vernon,” said Mund in his inaugural address.

Also sworn in to office were incumbent councillors Juliette Cunningham, Catherine Lord, Brian Quiring and Bob Spiers, and new councillors Scott Anderson and Dalvir Nahal.

“All of us take on this position to serve because we do care. We look forward to listening and solving the issues as we can,” said Mund.

Mund, a former partner with Wendy’s, topped the polls in a five-way race for mayor Nov. 15. He replaces Rob Sawatzky who decided not to seek re-election.

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.