Roles of Mayor and Council


Code of Conduct 

Code of Conduct for Council By-law 2018/96 

Code of Conduct for Boards and Committees 2019/98

Request for Code of Conduct Investigation Form 

 

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 Jeremy Séguin
  • Economic Development - Mayor Joanne Savage
  • Environmental Services - Councillor Roland Larabie
  • General Government - Councillor Lise Sénécal
  • Planning - Councillor Denis Sénécal
  • Emergency Measures and Public Safety - Councillor Christopher Fisher
  • Public Works - Councillor Yvon Duhaime
  • Water & Sewer - Councillor Dan Roveda
  • Social Services and Health - Councillor Léo Malette

 

Summary of Board / Committee participation for each member of Council

COUNCIL MEMBER BOARDS / COMMITTEES
SAVAGE, Joanne - Mayor

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

SÉNÉCAL, Lise

Chair - General Government 
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management

MALETTE, Léo

Chair - Social Services & Health
West Nipissing Doctor Recruitment 
Sturgeon River House Museum Board
Au Château Board of Management
West Nipissing General Hospital Board 

DUHAIME, Yvon Chair - Public Works 
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
Au Château Board of Management
ROVEDA, Dan Chair - Water & Sewer
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
FISHER, Christopher

Chair - Emergency Measures and Public Safety
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment 
West Nipissing Police Services Board

LARABIE, Roland Chair - Environmental Services
West Nipissing Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee 
West Nipissing Cemetery Board 
West Nipissing Environmental Services Board
SÉGUIN, Jeremy  Chair - Community Services 
West Nipissing Municipal Agricultural Advisory Committee (alt) 
West Nipissing Youth Action Advisory Committee 
West Nipissing Public Library Board 
West Nipissing Municipal Non-Profit Housing
West Nipissing Environment Services Board 
SÉNÉCAL, Denis Chair - Planning 
West Nipissing Municipal Agricultural Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Planning Advisory Committee
West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment 
West Nipissing Police Services Board
West Nipissing Cemetery Board
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