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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 20148

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 Bernadette Clément
Councillor Brock Frost
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Teresa E. Fisher
Carole Anne Levac

Budget Steering Committee
Current Composition:
All Council Members

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

Canada Day Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald

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

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

Cornwall and Akwesasne Liaison Committee
Council Members: 2
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: on call basis
Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clément
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

Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation - Board of Directors
Council Members: 3 and 2 County Representatives)
Lay Members: 3
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually third Thursday of month except for summer
Time of Day: 
Location of Meetings:
Person Calling Meetings: 
Current Composition:
Councillor Brock Frost
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Glen D. Grant
Gérald Roy
Kendra Smith

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

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

Cornwall Economic Development Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Committee
Council Members: 3
Lay Members: 4
Frequency of Meetings: Monthly
Person Calling Meetings:  Chair
Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaugnessy
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Carilyn Hébert
Susan Carter
Glen G. Grant
Chuck Charlebois
Denis Sabourin

Cornwall Planning Programs Evaluation Committee 
Council Members:
Lay Members: 1, 2 from Heart of the City and Downtown BIA Staff
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annulay, 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

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
Jennifer Jarvis
Jordan Anne Kevan-de-Haan
William J. Roddy

Cornwall Regional Airport   
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
Fernand Hamelin (December 2015)
Claude Bourck (December 2016)

Cornwall Regional Airport Review Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Brock Frost
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
John Vinokur

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

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

Culture Plan Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Justin Towndale
Todd Bennett
Aline Gareau-Hébert
Julia Lucio
Rodney Rivette

Downtown BIA  
Council Members: 1
Lay Members: None
Frequency of Meetings: 10 annually, once monthly except for summer
Current Composition:
Councillor Claude McIntosh

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 Clément
Councillor André Rivette

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 Clément

Fire Master Plan
Current Composition:
Councillor David Murphy
Councillor Claude McIntosh

Municipal Environmental Advisory Committee
Council Members: 1
Lay Members: 3 along with 2 refresentatives from the Industry, 1 Staff member, 1 OME, 1 Eastern Ontario Health Unit, 1 Raising River Conservation Authority, 1 CDEC, 2 Clean Air, 1 St. Lawrence River Institute, 1 Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Elaine Kennedy
Ronald Symington
Marco Vincelli
Click here for more info on the Municipal Environmental Advisory Committee

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

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
Joan Gaudreau
Ginette Guy
Mary Ann Hug
Nicolas Lambooy
Sara Lauzon
Debbie Ledoux
Carole Libbey
Thom Racine
Marjorie Vallée

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
Councillor Bernadette Clément
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Carilyne Hébert
Councillor David Murphy

Le Village BIA
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 Clément

Long Term Goose Control Committee

Current Composition:
Refered to Council for permission to suspend this Committee

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:
To be announced
Click here for more info on the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

Municipal Tax Registration Policy Committee
Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor David Murphy

Parking Committee
Current Composition:
Refered to Council for permission to suspend this Committee

Official Plan Review Committee
Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clément
Councillor Claude McIntosh

Personnel Committee
Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clément
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Councillor André Rivette

Property Standards Advisory Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor Bernadette Clément
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Susan Carter
Paul Gaudet
Ronald Symington

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

Port Divestiture Committee
Current Composition:
Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy
Councillor Bernadette Clément
Councillor Elaine MacDonald
Councillor Claude McIntosh
Norm Levac, Chief Administraive Officer
Stephen Alexander, GM Planning
John St. Marseille, GM Infrastructure and Municipal Works

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

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
Patrick Clarke
Micheal Gilligan
Chantal L. Lalonde Beaudette
Mark L'Écuyer
Lynn F. Macdonnell
Rodney Rivette
William Swinden
Chantal Tranchemontagne

Review of Community Agencies Committee

Council Members: 3
Lay Members: none
Current Composition:
Councillor Maurice Dupelle
Councillor Brock Frost
Councillor Mark A. MacDonald
Councillor André Rivette

Skateboard/BMX Sub-Committee
Current Composition:
Councillor Justin Towndale
Christian Cousineau
Claude Régnier

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

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:
Councillor Brock Frost
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 Maurice Dupelle

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
Kara Seguin

Waterfront Committee   
Council Members: 2
Lay Members: 10
Frequency of Meetings:  8 to 10 annually
Time of Day:  lunchtime or evening
Location of Meetings: Planning Boardroom, 100 Water Street
Current Composition:
Councillor Brock Frost
Councillor André Rivette
William Beattie
Todd Bennett
Eric Bergeron
Coleen Bissonnette
Edward C. Castle
Chuck Charlebois
Gerald Flaherty
Julia Lucio
Francois Marineau
Étienne St. Aubin

Waterfront Land Acquisition Committee
Council Members: 3
Lay Members: 2, 2 General Managers, 2 Waterfront Development, 1 Resource
Current Composition:
Refered to Council for permission to suspend this Committee and revert to Council

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:
To be announced
Click here for more information on the Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee 

 

 

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