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Bruce County Council

Every four years, eight, locally-elected, municipal leaders sit on Bruce County council and manage the affairs of our shared community and resources. What they discuss and the conclusions they reach impact our daily lives and the future of Bruce County. Are you curious about the details yet? This is where you find the meeting minutes and upcoming content for debate.
Contact us

Sandra Datars Bere

Chief Administrative Officer

Department: Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Location: Walkerton Administration Centre

Tel : 519-881-1291

sdatarsbere@brucecounty.on.ca

Government

Bruce County believes exploring new ideas and innovation should happen every day and be a partnership between communities, citizens, county employees and business.

Council Members

Mitch Twolan - Township of Huron-Kinloss

Mitch Twolan - Township of Huron-Kinloss

Mitch was elected Warden of Bruce County in 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Milt McIver - Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

Milt McIver - Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

In 2008, Milt was in the position of Warden for the County of Bruce for his third term.
Robert Buckle - Municipality of South Bruce

Robert Buckle - Municipality of South Bruce

Robert was elected to council for the municipality of South Bruce in 2010 and elected as Mayor in 2014 and 2018.
Janice Jackson - Town of South Bruce Peninsula

Janice Jackson - Town of South Bruce Peninsula

Janice was elected to Municipal Council in 2010 and elected Mayor in 2014 and again in 2018. She was elected Warden of Bruce County for 2021.
Chris Peabody - Municipality of Brockton

Chris Peabody - Municipality of Brockton

Chris served five terms as councilor and was recently elected as Mayor of Brockton.
Steve Hammell - Municipality of Arran Elderslie

Steve Hammell - Municipality of Arran Elderslie

Steve was elected to Arran-Elderslie council in 2010 and 2014. Steve became Mayor of Arran-Elderslie and a Bruce County Councillor in 2018.
Luke Charbonneau - Town of Saugeen Shores

Luke Charbonneau - Town of Saugeen Shores

Luke was first elected to Saugeen Shores Council in 2006 and served two terms as the town’s Deputy Mayor between 2010 and 2018. Luke became Mayor of Saugeen Shores and a Member of Bruce County Council in 2018.
Gerry Glover - Municipality of Kincardine

Gerry Glover - Municipality of Kincardine

Gerry Glover has served on Council with the Municipality of Kincardine, elected a Municipal Councillor in 2018 and subsequently appointed Mayor in 2021

How to be a Delegation

There are times when a citizen or a group of citizens may wish to express an opinion on an issue. Delegations are encouraged to address their concerns to either the Committee which is responsible for a particular issue or to County Council. To request a delegation to County Council or a committee, or if you are unsure of where to direct your request, please provide your written request addressed to the Clerk or Chief Administrative Officer. You may submit your request by:

  1. Mail to 30 Park Street, PO Box 70, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0;
  2. Fax (519) 881-1619; or by
  3. Email: dvanwyck@brucecounty.on.ca or dbatte@brucecounty.on.ca

Delegations wishing to address Council or Committee must notify the Clerk seven (7) business days prior to the regular Council or Committee meeting.  The request must include the name(s) of the speakers and the subject matter to be presented.

Any person or group who is scheduled to appear as a delegation before Council or Committee is requested to submit to the Clerk written or electronic documentation concerning the presentation not less than seven (7) business days preceding the meeting.

Each delegation shall be limited in speaking to not more than ten (10) minutes.  Extensions to this time limit will be at the discretion of the Warden.

No person shall be permitted to speak to Council more than once within six (6) months on the same topic without the prior permission of Council.

No person shall be permitted as a delegation to Council if the purpose of the delegation is to speak regarding:

  1. A tender or request for proposal which is either proposed, pending or actually before Council or a Committee of Council for its consideration;
  2. Labour relations;
  3. Legal issues including the enforcement of By-laws, litigation and potential litigation;
  4. Insurance claims; or
  5. Contract negotiations

Delegations not listed on the Agenda may be heard provided a majority of the members' present vote to hear the delegation.