Mayor and Council

Meet your mayor and 8 councillors, people you chose to serve you

Elected for a 4-year term, they are the governing body of our city. Council provides leadership and creates policies for the safety, welfare, health and success of our community.

The mayor is the City’s head and chief executive officer. The mayor performs the duties of a councillor and carries out additional functions, such as:

  • Provide leadership to the council by recommending bylaws, resolutions and other measures to ensure peace, order and good governance of the municipality.
  • Preside at council meetings and communicate information to the council.
  • Provide direction to municipal officers while respecting the implementation of municipal policies, programs and other directions of council.
  • Perform other duties like attending and hosting ceremonies, meeting visiting dignitaries and officials and participating in fundraising and local community events.

The council member who is responsible for acting in place of the mayor when the mayor is absent, unable to act or if the office of the mayor is vacant. 

2024 schedule

  • January: Councillor Joe Keithley
  • February: Councillor Alison Gu
  • March: Councillor Daniel Tetrault
  • April: Councillor Maita Santiago
  • May: Councillor Pietro Calendino
  • June: Councillor Sav Dhaliwal
  • July: Councillor James Wang
  • August: Councillor Joe Keithley
  • September: Councillor Richard T. Lee
  • October: Councillor Maita Santiago
  • November: Councillor Daniel Tetrault
  • December: Councillor James Wang

Every council member has the following responsibilities:

  • Consider the well-being and interests of the municipality and its community.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the policies and programs of the municipality.
  • Participate in council and committee meetings and carry out other duties assigned by the council.

Council decides what the City and you, its citizens, need and make policies that meet those needs. Issues that concern you, such as budget allocation, bylaws, land zoning, infrastructure and others, are debated and discussed at council meetings. After considering an issue or item, a member of the council makes a motion. If a second council member agrees with it, the item moves forward. All the members then vote on it. Once a decision is made, the City staff get to work.

You're an important part of the City's decision-making process and can engage with us by:

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