St. Norbert councillor named Winnipeg’s acting deputy mayor

City councillor Markus Chambers speaks at a council meeting. Jordan Pearn / Global News

Winnipeg has a new acting deputy mayor.

Mayor Brian Bowman announced Thursday that St. Norbert – Seine River Coun. Markus Chambers has been appointed acting deputy mayor, taking over from Coun. Vivian Santos (Point Douglas).

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Bowman said as part of Chambers’ duties, he’ll be actively encouraging Winnipeggers to get vaccinated and promoting the importance of COVID-19 vaccines.

Chambers, who was elected to council in 2018, previously served as deputy mayor from 2018 to 2020.

The change takes effect immediately.

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