Elected in October 2016, your Municipal Council consists of a Warden, Deputy Deputy Warden, and five district Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Municipal voters will elect one Councillor from each of seven (7) districts, while the Warden and Deputy Warden are nominated by Council and appointed through a Council motion.
Regular Monthly Meetings
*Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne will be holding all Council meetings, via conference call until further notice. No members of the public are able to participate. Meeting times and date will be published on the Upcoming Meetings & Events page*
Draft minutes will be posted on the municipality’s website within 24 hours of the meeting, as per the direction of the Minister.
Members of Council meet for regularly scheduled Council and Committee meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of the month of August. Our meetings are open to the public (with a few exceptions*), and upcoming meeting and agendas are published online at least 3 days prior to the meeting date.
Meetings begin at 5:00 pm and are held in the third floor Council Chambers, Shelburne Municipal Administration Building, #136 Hammond Street, Shelburne.
* “In Camera” sessions may be held prior to or immediately following Regular Council Meetings, depending upon the issue.
Council members may be appointed to local or regional boards and advisory committees.
Role of the Warden
The Warden serves as the head of Council, the responsibility to officially represent the council. Along with providing leadership, the Warden represents the interests of the Municipality of Shelburne in inter-governmental relations with the provincial and federal governments on a variety of issues affecting our communities.
Role of Council
Council is responsible for representing the public and advancing economic, social, and cultural well-being. This includes developing and evaluating our policies and programs that match our priorities, ensuring accountability and transparency, and giving voice to the issues that matter to you.
Councillor Doris Townsend
Warden Penny Smith
Councillor Norman Wallet
Councillor Terry McIntyre
Deputy Warden John Roscoe
(902)-875-2020 or (902)-874-0458
Councillor Roger Taylor
(902)-656-2736 or (902)-874-2736