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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 Department by mail, in person, by fax or by email.

To download the Volunteer Application Form, click here.

Lay Appointments, Office of the Deputy Clerk P.O. Box 877 360 Pitt Street Cornwall, Ontario  K6H 5T9

613-933-1860 (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
Donald Huntington

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act.


 

Budget Steering Committee

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

Click here for additional information on the 2016 Budget 


 

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 


 

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


 

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


Code of Conduct (Ad Hoc Working) Committee 

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings:
Time of Day: 
Location of Meetings:

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Denis Carr
Councillor Bernadette Clement
Councillor Justin Towndale

The Code of Conduct Committee is not active as the project has been completed.


 

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.  


 

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 HĂ©bert
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Glen D. Grant
GĂ©rald Roy
Kendra Smith

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 HĂ©bert
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Vipin Bansal
Susan Carter
Glen G. Grant
Leslie P. Lang

Click here for agendas and more information on 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 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 


 

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
Claude Bourck
Denis Chevrier

Click here for agendas and more information on 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 


 

Cornwall and Seaway Valley Tourism

Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 11 yearly second Tuesday of month except for summer
Time of Day:  5:00 p.m. (1.5 hours)
Location of Meetings: Cornwall Seaway Valley Tourism
11 Water Street West (occasional meeting in Morrisburg or Alexandria)
Person Calling Meetings:  Pre-scheduled and/or Chair

Current Composition:
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald

Click here to view the Cornwall and The Counties Tourism website


 

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
Jessica Campbell
Olivia Delair (CYAC Representative)
Julia Lucio
Rodney Rivette

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Cultural Advisory 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 


 

Fire Master Plan

Current Composition:
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor David Murphy


 

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 Maurice Dupelle
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
Patrick Lalonde
Nicolas Lambooy
Sara Lauzon
Debbie Ledoux
Carole Libbey
Thom Racine
Marjorie Vallée

Click here to view the Heritage Cornwall website

Click here for agendas and more information on 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 HĂ©bert
Councillor David Murphy

These meetings are confidential pursuant to the Municipal Act.

Click here for Agendas and additional information on 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
Ben Caron
Edward (Ted) Emerton-Proulx
Carol Escobar
Ron Flaro
Jennifer Jarvis (stakeholder)
Richard Lapierre
Patrick Mulligan
Harvey Simon (stakeholder)

Click here for Agendas and additional information on 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 HĂ©bert
Elaine Kennedy
Bryce Rusnak (CYAC Representative)
Ronald Symington
Marco Vincelli
 

Click here for Agendas and additional information on 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. 


  

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 


    

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 HĂ©bert
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 


 

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


 

Skateboard / BMX Sub-Committee

Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale
Christian Cousineau
Claude RĂ©gnier

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
Francis Cottier
Brian Lessard
Shelley Vaillancourt

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Senior & Dementia 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


 

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 HĂ©bert

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 


 

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
Eric Bergeron
Kyle Bergeron
Edward Castle
Gerald Flaherty
Francois Marineau
Étienne Saint-Aubin
Bernard Terrence

Click here for agendas and additional information on the Waterfront Committee 


  

Waterfront Land Acquisition Committee

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

Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Denis Chevrier
Roy Perkins


  

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
Jenna Chisholm
Olivia Delair
Aline Gareau-HĂ©bert
Patrick Lalonde
Bryce Rusnak
Sara White

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

 

  

   

 

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