Council Office and Contact Information
The office for the Minden Hills Council members is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building, 7 Milne Street, Minden. Council members can also be reached by mail to:
PO Box 359
|Position||Committee Chair and Deputy Chair for:||Phone|
|Mayor||Brent Devolin||Chair: Ex officio & Building and By-law
Deputy Chair: Economic Development & Cultural Centre and Roads
705-286-1260 ext. 520
|Deputy Mayor||Lisa Schell||Chair: Environmental and Property & Fire Services||705-286-1035|
|Councillor at Large||Ron Nesbitt||Chair: Roads
Deputy Chair: Fire Services
|Councillor Ward 1||Bob Carter||Chair: Planning and Development
Deputy Chair: Finance and General Government
705-286-1260 ext. 522
|Councillor Ward 1||Jennifer Hughey||Chair: Economic Development & Cultural Centre
Deputy Chair: Environmental & Property and Community Services
|Councillor Ward 2||Pam Sayne||Chair: Finance and General Government
Deputy Chair: Planning & Development
705-286-1260 ext. 523
|Councillor Ward 3||Jean Neville||Chair: Community Services
Deputy Chair: Building & By-law
The role of Council is to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the Municipality. Council is responsible for developing and evaluating policies and programs for the Municipality, evaluating the services which the Municipality provides and maintaining the financial integrity of the Municipality. Council’s role is to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council, and to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the Municipality.
Council serves a four year term and the election process includes a municipal-wide voter selection of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor-at-Large positions. The Municipality is broken into three sub-geographical regions called Wards. The Wards represent the Townships that amalgamated to become the Township of Minden Hills, with Ward 1 being the former Anson, Hindon and Minden Townships. Ward 2 was once the Township of Lutterworth and Ward 3 is the former Township of Snowdon. Eligible voters also select a Trustee of the elementary and secondary schools for Trillium Lakelands District School Board and Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest.
The current Council was elected in the Fall of 2018 and will serve until the Fall of 2022. The next Municipal Election will take place in October of 2022.