Gerri Lynn O'Connor: a Mayor with a soul


One of the most difficult political positions a person can hold, is that of Mayor for a small town. The resources are nowhere near as vast as in a large metropolis, and every action is scrutinized under a microscope for the entire community to see.

Gerri Lynn O'Connor, however, has successfully mastered the art of staying positive and on top of her game, as Mayor of Uxbridge for nearly 27 years.

Born in Huntsville, Ontario, Gerri Lynn moved with her family to Uxbridge when she was 8 years old. Her parents were born in Norway and, after he moved to Canada, her father, Per Hvidsten, was stationed at ‘Little Norway’ (a