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Mayor Mitch Panciuk, members of Belleville City Council, staff and invited guests were pleased to join former City Councillor Wolf Tausendfreund, friends and family for a special plaque dedication in the Commons Area on Front Street this afternoon.
Wolf Tausendfreund served as a member of Belleville City Council from 1985 to 2000. During his 15-year tenure, he served on many committees as a member and Chair including the Planning Advisory Committee, Lahr-Belleville Student Exchange Committee and Belleville Police Services Board.
As a private citizen, Wolf also served as President of the YMCA, Rotary Club of Belleville and the Sales and Ad Club. He was also a member of the YMCA National Board and was later appointed by the Governor General as an Officer of the YMCA Fellowship of Honour.
Wolf was a founding partner of the law firm O’Flynn, Weese, Tausendfreund LLP on Bridge Street East where he spent the majority of his career as a lawyer. In 2006, he was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario and presided at the Quinte Courthouse on Bridge Street West.
Having served as a Councillor at City Hall, starting his legal career on Bridge Street East and ending his legal career on Bridge Street West, the Commons Area on Front Street represents the fitting midpoint of Wolf’s contributions to Belleville.
Mayor Mitch Panciuk has declared this day, Wolf Tausendfreund Day in the city of Belleville and this community space has been dedicated to former Councillor and now retired Justice Tausendfreund in honour of his service and commitment to our city.