After more than five years on the job Counc. Scott Gillingham (St. James) has resigned as the chair of the City of Winnipeg’s finance committee and also as a member of the mayor’s executive policy committee.
“With the 2022 budget now complete and a financial plan for the city laid out for the year ahead, I believe now is the time for me to step back from these roles so that I can dedicate more of my time and attention to participating in the important debate we all need to have over the coming months about our city’s future,” Gillingham said in a press release announcing his decision.
Gillingham has held the finance chair role since November 2016.
Gillingham describes himself as a moderate conservative and said his resignation is not meant to stage an artificial break with his colleagues on EPC or city council.
“I am proud of my record of working constructively and in good faith with people who have different points of view from across the political spectrum – including Mayor Bowman and EPC colleagues past and present,” said Gillingham.
Gillingham had previously spent two years as a non-EPC Councillor prior to his appointment as Finance Chair.
“I will continue to make every effort to collaborate with all members of council to build a stronger, healthier Winnipeg,” said Gillingham.