The Municipality of Central Elgin has numerous boards and committees of Council designed to improve and shape the future of our community by providing advice and feedback on a variety of issues. Some boards and committees also organize and participate in community events.

Current Boards and Committees

Beach Management Committee

Members

Tom Marks, Deputy Mayor

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor

Andy Gates, Community Member

Support Staff

Geoff Brooks, Central Elgin Director of Infrastructure and Community Services

Ray Ormerod, Central Elgin Director of Fire Rescue/Fire Chief

Jason Vowel, Central Elgin Parks and Recreation Superintendent

Jennifer Dow, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Water Conversation Supervisor

Shannon Zylstra, Central Elgin Communication and Legislative Services

Upcoming Meetings

To view the upcoming Beach Management meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Port Stanley Business Improvement Association

Purpose

The BIA board of Management and the General Membership strive to improve, beautify and maintain municipally owned lands, buildings and structures while promoting the Business Improvement Area as a business and Retail Trade district.

Members

Dustin Allen, Chair

Ted Halwa

Michelle Graham

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor

Archana Gupta-Harit, Central Elgin Director or Finance, Treasurer

Dianne Wilson, Central Elgin Deputy Clerk

Upcoming Meetings

To view the upcoming Port Stanley BIA meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Emergency Control Group

Purpose

The Emergency Control Group will coordinate the provision of the essential services and regulations necessary to minimize the effects of an emergency on the community.

Members

Sally Martyn, Mayor 

Tom Marks, Deputy Mayor

Paul Shipway, Central Elgin CAO

Lloyd Perrin, Central Elgin Director of Asset Management and Development Services

Geoff Brooks, Central Elgin Director of Infrastructure and Community Services

Archana Gupta-Harit, Central Elgin Director or Finance, Treasurer

Ray Ormerod, Central Elgin Director of Fire Rescue/Fire Chief

Anouschka Van den Bosch, Manager of Human Resources/Health and Safety

Environmental Advisory Committee

Purpose

To establish research and promote environmental concerns and solutions to subsequently set environmental goals and advice Council in implementation those goals as policies of the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Terms of Reference

Environmental Committee Terms of Reference 

Members

Sally Martyn, Mayor 

Colleen Row, Ward 1 Councillor, Chair 

Betsy McClure, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Diane Dubois, Community Member

Julie Berry, Community Member

Paul Shipway, Central Elgin CAO

Geoff Brooks, Central Elgin Director of Infrastructure and Community Services

Alex Piggot, Central Elgin Environmental Services Manager

Trevor Martin, Central Elgin Water/Wastewater Assistant Superintendent

Shannon Zylstra, Central Elgin Communications and Legislative Services Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

To view the upcoming Environmental Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Heritage Committee

Members

Dr. Robert Burns, Chair

Sally Martyn, Mayor 

John Morrow, Community Member

Craig Cole, Community Member

David McCarthy, Community Member

Sandy Higgs, Community Member

Kim Saunders, Community Member

Jane Zavitz Bond, Community Member

John Martyn, Community Member

Upcoming Meetings

To view the upcoming Heritage Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose

The purpose and goals of the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee are to:

  • advising Council on the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards and the preparation of accessibility reports
  • reviewing site plans and drawings for buildings and facilities
  • providing advice on the preparation of accessibility reports, including the annual accessibility plan, as required under the AODA
  • promoting public awareness and sensitivity
  • educating businesses about providing accessible customer service and meeting the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

Members

Doug Mayer, Chair

Tom Marks, Deputy Mayor

Arnold Row

Michele Horton

Support Staff

Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk, The Municipality of Central Elgin

Sarah Savoie, County of Elgin, Accessibility Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

To view the upcoming Joint Accessibility Committee meetings please visit our CivicWeb website.

Special Events Committee

Members

Fiona Roberts, Ward 5 Councillor, Chair 

Sally Martyn, Mayor

Dennis Crevits Ward 2 Councillor

Paul Shipway, Central Elgin CAO

Lloyd Perrin, Central Elgin Director of Asset Management and Development Services

Archana Gupta-Harit, Central Elgin Director or Finance, Treasurer

Ray Ormerod, Central Elgin Director of Fire Rescue/Fire Chief

Jason Vowel, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation

Lyndsey Duncan, Elgin County Tourism

Dianne Wilson, Deputy Clerk

Shannon Zylstra, Central Elgin Communications and Legislative Services Coordinator

Representative from Ontario Provincial Police

Representative from Elgin-St. Thomas Health Unit

Representative from Emergency Medical Services