Left to Right - Ward 1 Councillor Kelly Elliott; Deputy Mayor Marcel Meyer; Mayor Jim Maudsley; Ward 2 Councillor Jennifer Coghlin; and Ward 3 Councillor Alison Warwick
Positions are held for a four-year term. There are five (5) Members of Council in the Municipality of Thames Centre.
Mayor - Jim Maudsley
Click here for Bio for Mayor Maudsley
Deputy Mayor - Marcel Meyer
Councillor-Ward 1 - Kelly Elliott
Councillor-Ward 2 - Jennifer Coghlin
Councillor-Ward 3 - Alison Warwick
Thames Centre Council Members are part-time and therefore do not typically keep regular hours at the Municipal Office. If you wish to contact a member of Council, please do so by e-mailing them at their respective addresses.
FORMER REEVES/MAYORS AND MEMBERS OF COUNCILS
Journal of Former Reeves/Mayors & Councils of the Township of North Dorchester, Township of West Nissouri and the Municipality of Thames Centre.
COUNCIL AGENDAS, MINUTES AND MEETING SCHEDULE
Click here to view Council agendas, minutes and meeting schedule. All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers located at the Municipal Office in Dorchester unless otherwise indicated.
COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL
Dorchester Library Expansion Ad Hoc Committee
Thames Centre Sports Wall of Fame Committee
Thorndale Community Centre Master Plan Advisory Committee
Thorndale Fire Station Construction Advisory Committee
Municipal Heritage Committee
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Council appoints representatives of the Members of Council and/or Members of the Community to the following Municipal Boards/Committees:
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Board of Directors (UTRCA)
Kette Creek Conservation Authority Board of Directors (KCCA)
Committee of Adjustment
- Senior Centre Advisory Board
Municipal Heritage Committee
- Thames Centre Sports Wall of Fame Committee
- Thorndale Community Centre Master Plan Advisory Committee
Also, the Council appoints Fence-Viewers and Livestock Valuers.
Click here to view By-law No. 13-2014, being a By-law to establish a policy to govern the calling, place and proceedings of the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Thames Centre and its committees; and to provide public notice of meetings. Cited as the "Council Procedural By-law".
Have Your Say - Be Part Of The Solution
You are greatly encouraged to participate in local government. Whether it's voiced as an elector or in a leadership role, your opinion matters. You can make a difference. You can write a letter to the Council in order to voice your opinion or appear before the Council to voice your concerns. Please feel free to contact the Clerk's Department for more information.
If an organization wishes to address the Council, it is recommended that one person be chosen to speak for the group/organization. Following the decision of the Council, interested parties are advised of the outcome of the issue. Remember, as a citizen, you have the right to express your opinions to your elected representatives. Your input may just be the catalyst for the Council decision on a vital issue.
Please note that in order to have official standing at a Council Meeting, a person or group/organization must first contact the Clerk's Department to arrange for status as a delegation. A written brief is required to be presented to the Clerk no later than 12:00 noon on the Wednesday preceding the Council meeting. The written brief should include the name, date, contact information, and an outline of the subject matter of the presentation. If the written brief is not received by the above deadline you will not be provided with delegation status. Also, if you wish to make a powerpoint presentation, it must be received by the above deadline or you will not be able to make such presentation to Council.
Delegations are scheduled in 15 minute increments.
If you wish to make a presentation to Council, read the following for tips on how to make efficient use of delegation time:
- If a delegation wishes to deliver a power point presentation, it is recommended that such presentation be forwarded along with the written brief (as noted above) to the Clerk no later than 12:00 noon on the Wednesday preceding the Council meeting. The presentation will be attached to the agenda which will allow the Council to review the presentation in advance of the meeting. This would enable the presenter to move quickly through the presentation – touching on key information. The presentation should be no more than 5 minutes. The presenter will then have 10 minutes for a question and answer period.
- If a delegation wishes to use written notes as part of their presentation, it is recommended that such written notes be forwarded along with the written brief (as noted above) to the Clerk no later than 12:00 noon on the Wednesday preceding the Council meeting. This presentation will be attached to the agenda which will allow the Council to review the presentation in advance of the meeting. Therefore, there will be no need to read the written notes aloud at the meeting. The presenter will then have the full 15 minutes for a question and answer period.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are submitting correspondence to Council, your name will be included on the agenda, and published on the Municipality's website if it is correspondence for an open session of Council. Your name will form part of the minutes for the meeting. Your address may also be included if necessary to identify the issue to be considered by Council.
PUBLIC INFORMATION DATABASE
The log-in for the Public Information Database requires using 'guest' for both the user name and password. You can view Council By-laws and Minutes through the Public Information Database.
CLOSED MEETING INVESTIGATION
Click here for the Closed Meeting Investigation Request Form
Click here to view the Closed Meeting Investigation Report dated November 25, 2009
2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Click here to view information concerning the 2014 Elections.
Click here to view Ward Map of the Municipality of Thames Centre to determine which Ward you are in.
IN-MOTION 4 LIFE
Thames Centre is a proud supporter of the in-motion initiative to promote healthy and active living. Click the box below to take you to the in-motion4life website.
In-Motion 4 Life