Roles of Mayor and Council

Role of Mayor

The role of the Mayor is to:

  • Act as Chief Executive Officer of the Municipality
  • Provide leadership to Council
  • Preside over Council meetings
  • Represent the Municipality at official functions
  • Act as Council's representative when dealing with other levels of government, their agencies and the private sector and the media
  • Carry out the duties of the Municipal Act or any other Act


Role of Council

The role of Council is to:

  • Represent the public and to consider the well-being and the interests of the Municipality
  • Develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the Municipality
  • Subject to legislative restrictions, to develop regulations to be adopted in by-laws and resolutions for the over-all benefit of the community
  • Determine the services the Municipality provides in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council
  • Maintain the financial integrity of the Municipality
  • Carry out the duties Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act


Committee of the Whole Chairs

This is a Committee of all Council members which deals with matters in a less formal manner than at Regular Council Meetings. Resolutions are not formally adopted however reports are discussed and recommendations are made to Council. Following a Municipal Election, the Mayor determines the Council member who shall be the Chair for each Committee on the Committee of the Whole.

The Committee of the Whole Chairs for the Municipality of West Nipissing are as follows:

  • Community Services - Councillor Léo Malette
  • Economic Development - Mayor Joanne Savage
  • Environmental Services - Councillor Roland Larabie
  • General Government - Councillor Denise Brisson
  • Planning - Councillor Guy Fortier
  • Emergency Measures and Public Safety - Councillor Normand Roberge
  • Public Works - Councillor Guilles Tessier
  • Water & Sewer - Councillor Yvon Duhaime
  • Social Services and Health - Councillor Jamie Restoule

 

Summary of Board / Committee participation for each member of Council

COUNCIL MEMBER BOARDS / COMMITTEES
SAVAGE, Joanne - Mayor

Chair - Economic Development
West Nipissing Agricultural Advisory Committee (Alternate)
Doctor Recruitment Committee
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
Sturgeon River House Museum Board
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management

BRISSON, Denise

Chair - General Government
West Nipissing Heritage Committee (Alternate)
West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Public Library Board
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management

MALETTE, Léo Chair - Community Services
Sturgeon River House Museum Board
West Nipissing Cemetery Board
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management
DUHAIME, Yvon Chair - Water & Sewer
West Nipissing Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management
RESTOULE, Jamie Chair - Social Services and Health
Doctor Recruitment Committee
District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board
West Nipissing General Hospital Board
TESSIER, Guilles Chair - Public Works
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Police Services Board
LARABIE, Roland Chair - Environmental Services
West Nipissing Cemetery Board
West Nipissing Environmental Services Board
ROBERGE, Normand Chair - Emergency Measures & Public Safety
West Nipissing Municipal Agricultural Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Heritage Committee
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment
West Nipissing Police Services Board
FORTIER, Guy Chair - Planning
West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
Nipissing Parry-Sound District Health Unit Board
Wesy Nipissing Environmental Services Board
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