first Council of the Township
of Whitewater Region was elected
by the voters of the former Village
of Beachburg, Village of Cobden,
Township of Ross and Township
of Westmeath on November 13th,
By-Law Number 09-12-408 changed the composition of Council beginning with the 2010 Municipal Election. The positions of Mayor, Reeve and Deputy Mayor are all elected at large by the voters. One Councillor is elected from within each of the Township’s four wards (map).
In summary, the Mayor is the Head of Council. The Deputy Mayor presents the Mayor and exercises all the rights, powers and authority of the Mayor during his/her absence. The Reeve is Council’s representative on County Council and represents the Township in County Council business.
on the Ward Map for a larger version
Seated – Mayor Jim Labow and Deputy Mayor Izett McBride Standing – Councillor Daryl McLaughlin, Councillor Cathy Regier, Reeve Donald Rathwell,
Councillor Joseph Trimm, Councillor Allen Dick and CAO Dean Sauriol