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Mayor & Council


Name Title Email Address
Ned Whynott Mayor
Steven Olsen Councillor/ Deputy Mayor
Tyler Kotanko Councillor
Thomas Leslie Councillor
Rachelle Poirier Councillor


From Section 224 of the Municipal Act...

It is the role of Council,

(a) to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;

(b) to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;

(c) to determine which services the municipality provides;

(d) to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council;

(d.1) to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;

(e) to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and

(f) to carry out the duties of Council under this or any other Act.  2001, c. 25, s. 224; 2006, c. 32, Sched. A, s. 99.

From sections 225 and 226 of the Municipal Act...

It is the role of the head of Council,

(a) to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;

(b) to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;

(c) to provide leadership to the Council;

(c.1) without limiting clause (c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council described in clauses 224 (d) and (d.1);

(d) to represent the municipality at official functions; and

(e) to carry out the duties of the head of Council under this or any other Act.  2001, c. 25, s. 225; 2006, c. 32, Sched. A, s. 100.


As chief executive officer of a municipality, the head of Council shall,

(a) uphold and promote the purposes of the municipality;

(b) promote public involvement in the municipality’s activities;

(c) act as the representative of the municipality both within and outside the municipality, and promote the municipality locally, nationally and internationally; and

(d) participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality and its residents.  2006, c. 32, Sched. A, s. 101.