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Council Boards, Committees and Commissions

Boards, Committees and Commissions are established to assist Council and provide opportunities for public involvement in municipal matters. Committees are advisory in nature and function within the authority set out in their Terms of Reference or by By-law. Citizen representatives are appointed in a voluntary capacity to bring local knowledge, expertise and experience to specific areas of civic concern.

Volunteer Applications

When vacancies occur, the Council of The Corporation of the City of Cornwall seeks applications from interested individuals who would like to serve the Community and serve as Member on various Boards and Committees.

Applicants are invited to submit their Applications and Resumes to the City of Cornwall's Clerk's Division by mail, in person, by fax or by email.

To download the Volunteer Application Form, click here.

Lay Appointments, Clerk's Division P.O. Box 877 360 Pitt Street Cornwall, Ontario  K6H 5T9

613-932-8145 (fax) mlevesque@cornwall.ca 613-930-2787 ext. 2316

December 2014 to November 2018

 

List of Committees, Boards and Commissions

 


Audit Committee  

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: 2
Frequency of Meetings: 3 annually (in April and May)
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon
Location of Meetings:   Finance Boardroom at 100 Water Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Roland Besner
Jack Lindsay

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act.

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Audit Committee


 

Budget Steering Committee

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor Andre Rivette
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald

Click here for additional information on the 2017 Budget 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Budget Steering Committee


 

Building Industry Liaison and Advisory Committee

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 2 Development Industry, 1 Design Professional, 2 Administation
Frequency of Meetings: 4 annually 

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Robert Gravelle
Gary Jans
Chris Markell

Click here for agendas and more information on the Building Industry Liaison and Advisory Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Building Industry Liaison and Advisory Committee


 

Canada Day Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald


 

Canada's Sesquicenntenial Ad Hoc Committee

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: 6
Frequency of Meetings: Monthly
Time of Day:  10:00 a.m.
Location of Meetings: Benson Centre, Pommier Room
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Danielle Duplantie
Chantal Gilmour
Lucie Hart
Terry Muir
Claude Poirier
Paul St-Onge

Click here for agendas and more information on the Canada's Sesquicentennial Ad Hoc Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Canada's Sesquicenntenial Ad Hoc Committee


 

Chamber of Commerce 

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 11 yearly third Thursday of month expect for summer, possible Special Meetings
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon (1-2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Chamber of Commerce, 113 Second Street East
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale

Click here to visit the Chamber of Commerce website


 

Committee of Adjustment

Quasi Judicial
Council Members: None
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: every 2 weeks on Tuesdays
Time of Day:  5:00 p.m.
Location of Meetings: Cornwall Civic Complex, McLeod Room
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Planning Department

Current Composition:
Naresh Bhargava
Wes Libbey
Kilborn Lutz

Click here for agendas and more information on the Committee of Adjustment


 

Cornwall and Akwesasne Liaison Committee

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: on call basis

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Justin Towndale


 

Compliance Audit Committee

Election Purposes Only - Legislated by Election Act
Term:  October 1 of Election year to September 30 of next Election year
None Quasi Judicial
Council Members: None
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: as required
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  City Clerk
Current Composition:
Mark Schaefer
Brenda Wager
Kyle Lydon

This Compliance Audit Committee is not active at this time.  


 

Community Agencies Review Committee

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: None 

Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Justin Towndale

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Community Agencies Reivew Committee


 

Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation - Board of Directors

Council Members: 3 (and 2 County Representatives)
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: 11 annually fourth Wednesday of month except for August
Time of Day:  12:00 p.m. (noon)
Location of Meetings: 1916 Pitt Street, Unit 11
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled

Current Composition:
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Glen D. Grant
Marc L'Ecuyer
Gérald Roy

Click here for agendas and more information on the Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation 


 

Cornwall Community Police Service Board

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: 1
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually on Wednesdays except for summer, Budget Meetings, Special Meetings
Time of Day:  9:00 a.m.
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Police Service

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor André Rivette
Manon Thompson

Click here to view the Cornwall Community Police Service website


Cornwall Community Woodhouse Museum Board 

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 6-8 annually
Time of Day:  Evening
Location of Meetings: Cornwall Communicty Woodhouse Museum, Water Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Chair and/or Member

Current Composition:
Councillor Claude McIntosh

Click here to view the Cornwall Community Museum website


Cornwall Economic Development Strategic Plan Committee

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: 4
Frequency of Meetings: Monthly
Person Calling Meetings:  Chair

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy/Ex-Officio
Councillor Carilyn Hébert
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Vipin Bansal
Susan Carter
Glen G. Grant
Lesley Lang

Click here for agendas and more information on the Cornwall Economic Development Strategic Plan Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Cornwall Economic Development Strategic Plan Committee


   

Cornwall Planning Programs Evaluation Committee 

Council Members:
Lay Members: 1, 2 from Heart of the City and Downtown BIA Staff
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, possible Special Meetings
Time of Day:  Daytime
Location of Meetings: Planning Boardroom, 100 Water Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Irene Larin


 

Cornwall Public Library Board

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 5
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually on the fourth Tuesday of the month except for summer
Time of Day:  4:30 p.m.
Location of Meetings: Cornwall Public Library, 25 Second Street East
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Library

Current Composition:
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Kathleen L. Bergeron
Syd Gardiner
Christianne Godard
Jennifer Jarvis
Jordan Anne Kevan-de-Haan
James Sallie
Pierre Samson
William J. Roddy

Click here to view the Cornwall Public Library website

Click here for agendas and more information on the Cornwall Public Library Board 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Cornwall Public Library Board


 

Cornwall Regional Airport Commission

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 2 (1 concurrent with term of Council) (1overlapping term)
Frequency of Meetings: 4 annually, possible  Special Meetings
Time of Day:  7:00 p.m (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Planning Boardroom, 100 Water Street (occasionally in South Glengarry)
Person Calling Meetings: 

Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale
Jean-Marc Elie
James Marshall

Click here for agendas and more information on the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission


 

Cornwall Regional Airport Review Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
John Vinokur

Click here for agendas and more information on the Cornwall Regional Airport Review Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Cornwall Regional Airport Review Committee (available soon)


 

Council Compensation Committee (February prior to Election year)

Council Members: None
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: 4 during summer preceding Election
Time of Day:  Daytime (flexible)
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  City Clerk and/or Chair

This Council Compensation Committee is not active at this time. 


 

Culture Plan Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Justin Towndale
Todd Bennett
Olivia Delair (CYAC Representative)
Julia Lucio
Rodney Rivette
Vacant

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Cultural Advisory Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Culture Plan Committee


 

Downtown Business Improvement Area  

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, once monthly except for summer

Current Composition:
Councillor Claude McIntosh

Click here to view the Downtown BIA website


  

Eastern Ontario Health Board          

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually on first Thursday of the month except for summer
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Health Unit, 1000 Pitt Street (occasionally at satellite offices)
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Andre Rivette

Click here to view the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website


  

Emergency Management and Advisory Committee

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 4 annually, on a Friday in January, April, September and November
Time of Day:  9:00 a.m.
Location of Meetings: EMS, 601 Campbell Street
Person Calling Meetings: 

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement

Click here for agendas and more information on the Emergency Management and Advisory Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Emergency Management and Advisory Committee

 


 

Fire Master Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Council Members: 3-5
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings:
Location of Meetings:
Calling Meetings: 

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
Councillor Claude McIntosh


 

Glen Stor Dun Lodge Management Board  

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 5 annually
Time of Day:  11:30 a.m. (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Glen Stor Dun Lodge, 1900 Montreal Road
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or GSDL

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor Elaine MacDonald

Click here for agendas and more information on the Glen Stor Dun Lodge Management Board 


 

Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall 

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 9
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, every month except for summer, possible Special Meetings
Location of Meetings: Cornwall Public Library, 45 Second Street East
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and or Planning Department

Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Carol Escobar
Joan Gaudreau
Debbie Ledoux
Carole Libbey
Thom Racine
Gerry Roy
Donald E. Smith
Shannon Thompson
Marjorie Vallée

Click here to view the Heritage Cornwall website

Click here for agendas and more information on the Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall Committee


 

Heritage Property Tax Relief Program Committee        

Council Members:
Lay Members:
Frequency of Meetings:
Time of Day: 
Location of Meetings:
Person Calling Meetings: 

Current Composition:
Councillor David Murphy


 

Lay Appointments Committee          

Council Members: 5
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: only when vacancies arrise (average of 4 annually)
Time of Day:  prior to Council meetings on second and fourth Monday of the month
Location of Meetings: Mayor's Chambers, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Mayor and/or City Clerk

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy/Ex-Officio
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor David Murphy

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act.

Click here for Agendas and additional information on the Lay Appointments Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Lay Appointments Committee


 

Le Village Business Improvement Area

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: only when issues arrise
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon (1 hour)
Location of Meetings: Lavimodière Furs, 117 Montreal Road
Person Calling Meetings:  President

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement

Click here to view Le village website


  

Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC)

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 5 from disability community and 3 from community stakeholders
Frequency of Meetings: 5 annually
Time of Day:  daytime (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Council Chambers, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Deputy City Clerk

Current Composition:
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Carl Broughton (stakeholder)
Ben Caron
Edward (Ted) Emerton-Proulx
Carol Escobar
Ron Flaro
Jennifer Jarvis (stakeholder)
Richard Lapierre
Patrick Mulligan

Click here for Agendas and additional information on the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee


 

Municipal Environmental Advisory Committee (MEAC)

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 3 along with 3 representatives from the Industry/Environmental Interest Group, 1 City Staff Member, 1 MOECC, 1 Eastern Ontario Health Unit, 1 Raisin River Conservation Authority, 1 Clean Air Cornwall, 1 St. Lawrence River Institute, 1 Cornwall Youth.

Current Composition:
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Elaine Kennedy
Jacques Bourdon(CYAC Representative)
Ronald Symington
Marco Vincelli
 

Click here for Agendas and additional information on the Municipal Environmental Advisory Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Municipal Environmental Advisory Committee


 

Municipal Tax Registration Policy Committee

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor David Murphy


   

Official Plan Review Committee

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Claude McIntosh

This Official Plan Review Committee is not active at this time. 


 

Personnel Committee

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor André Rivette

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act. 

 


Planning Advisory and Hearing Committee

Current Composition:
Jack Lindsay
Ronald Symington 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Planning Advisory and Hearing Committee 


 

Property Standards Advisory Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Susan Carter
Paul Gaudet
Gary Samler
Ronald Symington

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Property Standards Advisory Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Property Standards Advisory Committee


    

Property Standards Appeal Committee  

Council Members: None
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: as required
Time of Day:  daytime

Current Composition:
Susan Carter
Frank Prevost
Gerald E. Roy

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act. 


 

Port Divestiture Committee

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Councillor Claude McIntosh

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act. 


 

Raisin Region Conservation Authority                                 

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 18 annually, third Thursday of every month exept for summer
Time of Day:  7:00 p.m. (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Raisin Region Conservation Authority, 6589 Boundary Road

Current Composition:
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor Claude McIntosh

Click here to view Raisin Region Conservation Authority website


 

Recreation Advisory Committee   

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: 8
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, every month except for summer
Time of Day:  Evening
Location of Meetings: Aquatic Centre / Cornwall Civic Complex, 100 Water Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Recreation Services

Current Composition:
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
Councillor David Murphy
Mya Baptist (CYAC Representative)
Patrick Clarke
Micheal Gilligan
Chantal L. Lalonde Beaudette
Mark L'Écuyer
Lynn F. Macdonnell
Rodney Rivette
William Swinden
Chantal Tranchemontagne

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Recreation Advisory Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Recreation Advisory Committee


 

Review of Community Agencies Committee

Council Members: 5
Lay Members: none

Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Justin Towndale

Click here for additional information on the 2016 Budget

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Review of Community Agencies Committee


 

Skateboard / BMX Sub-Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale
Christian Cousineau
Claude Régnier

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Skateboard / BMX Sub-Committee 


 

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 0
Frequency of Meetings: quarterly (March, June September and December)
Time of Day:  3:00 p.m. (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale

Click here to view the SLRIES website



Senior Friendly Community Implementation Committee

Council Members: 3 
Lay Members:  3
Frequency of Meetings:
Time of Day:
Location of Meetings:

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Pamela Carson
Susan Conklin
Francis Cottier
Glen G. Grant
Brian Lessard
Shelley Vaillancourt

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Senior Friendly Community Implementation Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Senior Friendly Community Implementation Committee


 

Service Manager Joint Liaison Committee

Council Members: 4
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 4 annually
Time of Day:  10:00 a.m. (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: Council Chambers, 360 Pitt Street (occasionally at SD&G, 26 Pitt Street)
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair and/or Mayor/Warden

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy/Ex-Officio
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
Councillor André Rivette

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Service Manager Joint Liaison Committee


 

Social Planning Council for Cornwall and Area

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: to be determined
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street

Current Composition
Councillor Carilyne Hébert

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Social Planning Council 


 

Transit Committee

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 2, 1 Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee, 1 Municipal Accessiblity Advisory Committee
Frequency of Meetings: quarterly
Time of Day:  12:00 Noon (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street

Current Composition:
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Ronald Bonneville
Richard Lapierre (MAAC Representative)
William LaSalle

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Transit Committee 

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Transit Committee


 

Waterfront Committee   

Council Members: 2
Lay Members: 10
Frequency of Meetings:  8 to 10 annually
Time of Day:  evening
Location of Meetings: Planning Boardroom, 100 Water Street

Current Composition:
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor André Rivette
Stephen Alexander
William Beattie
Todd Bennett
Kyle Bergeron
Edward Castle
Gerald Flaherty
Francois Marineau
Chris Markell
Étienne Saint-Aubin
Bernard Terrence

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Waterfront Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Waterfront Committee


  

Waterfront Land Acquisition Committee

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: 2, 2 General Managers, 2 Waterfront Development, 1 Resource

Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor David Murphy
Ted Castle
Roy Perkins

This Committee is not active at this time.


  

Youth Advisory Committee  

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 8 students, 3 Adults
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, monthly except for summer
Time of Day:  4:30 p.m. (2 hours)
Location of Meetings: City Hall, 360 Pitt Street
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-Scheduled and/or Clerk's Department

Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Mya Baptiste
Jacques Bourdon
Olivia Delair
Barbara Helms
Kayla Jarvis
Patrick Lalonde
Frédérique Théoret
Sara White

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee

Click here to view Council Attendance of the Youth Advisory Committee 

 

  

   

 

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