Cobourg CoatofArms

TOWN OF COBOURG
COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Cobourg Municipal Council is comprised of a Mayor, a Deputy Mayor and five Councillors who are elected for four year terms. The Mayor also serves as Cobourg's representative on the Northumberland County Council..

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Mayor Gil Brocanier
Coordinator of Economic Development Services

E-mail: gbrocanier@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-5939

 

Mayor's/Council Member Committees:   Cobourg Community and Civic Awards Committee
 Council Striking Committee
   Freedom of Information Committee
   Ex officio member of all Council Committees
Advisory Committees:  Cobourg Economic Development Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committees:  150th Canada Anniversary Ad Hoc
   Downtown Marketing Partnership Ad Hoc
County of Northumberland:  Northumberland County Council
   Corporate Services (Finance/Human Resources Coordinator)
   Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Board of Health
   County Social Services Coordinator
   Communications Committee
Legislated Committees and
Local Board:
 Town of Cobourg Holdings Inc.
   Lakefront Utilities Inc.
   Cobourg Police Services Board
Council and Staff Working Groups -
Task Force Committees:
 Audit Committee
   Victoria Park Action Plan Working Group
   Community Emergency Management Program Committee
Agencies, Boards and Committees
with Council Appointees:
 Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce
   Northam Industrial Park
   Northumberland Learning Advisory Committee

John Henderson

John Henderson
Coordinator of General Government Services

E-mail: jhenderson@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-4193

Council Member Committees:    Council Striking Committee
    Freedom of Information Committee
    Audit Committee
Advisory Committee:  Cobourg Economic Development Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committee:  Governance Model Review  
Council and Staff Working Groups - Task Force Committeees:  General Government Services and Staff
   Annual Budget Striking Committee
   By-law Review Team
   Labour Negotiations Team
Agencies, Boards and Committees with Council Appointees:  Cobourg Downtown Business Improvement Area Board Member
   West Northumberland Physician and Recruitment & Retention Committee
   Northam Industrial Park
   Northumberland Learning Advisory Committee

 Forrest Rowden

Councillor Forrest Rowden 
Coordinator of Public Works Services
E-mail: frowden@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-0536

Advisory Committees:  Public Works Advisory Committee (merge of the former
 Environmental Advisory and Active Transportation)
Legislated Committees and Local Boards:  LUSI Water Quality Accountability Liaison Committee 
Council and Staff Working Groups -
Task Force Committees:
 Public Works Municipal Staff
Agencies, Boards and Committees
with Council Appointees:
 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority  
   Ganaraska Municipal Working Group Source Water Protection  
 Committee 

 Debra McCarthy

Councillor Debra McCarthy
Coordinator of Community Services
E-mail: dmccarthy@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-5171

Advisory Committees:   Cobourg Accessibility Advisory Committee 
 Arts, Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee 
Ad Hoc Committees:  55+ Seniors Winter Games 
 150 Canada Anniversary Committee 
Legislated Committees and Local Boards:  Cobourg Public Library Board
Council and Staff Working Groups -
Task Force Committees:
 Community Services and Municipal Staff
 Governance Model Review
Agencies, Boards and Committees
with Council Appointees:
 Art Gallery of Northumberland Board
 Cobourg Downtown Business Improvement Area Board
 Cobourg Farmers' Market
 Waterfront Festival Committee

 Larry Sherwin

Councillor Larry Sherwin
Coordinator of Protection Services
E-mail: lsherwin@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-5497

Legislated Committees and Local Boards:  Cobourg Police Services Board Member
 Cobourg Police Labour Negotiations 
 LUSI Water Quality Accountability Liaison Committee 
Council and Staff Working Groups
- Task Force Committees:
 Protection Services Coordinator and Municipal Staff
 By-law Review Team Working Group
Agencies, Boards and Committees
with Council Appointees:
 Joint Animal Control Services Board - Shelter of Hope

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Councillor Brian Darling
Coordinator of Planning & Development Services
Email: bdarling@cobourg.ca | Phone: 289-251-2177

Council Member Committees:

 Council Striking Committee 

 

 Audit Committee

Advisory Committees:

 Planning and Sustainability Advisory Committee 

 

 Cobourg Heritage Advisory Committee 

Ad Hoc Committees:

 Heritage Master Plan

 Zoning By-law

Council and Staff Working Groups - 
Task Force Committees:

 Planning and Development Services an

Agencies, Boards and Committees 
with Council Appointees:
 

The Municipal Council meets every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. (except during the months of July and August when meetings start at 4:00 p.m.) in the Council Chambers on the 3rd floor, east wing of Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg. One meeting is held in July and in August and special meetings may be called throughout the year. Council meetings alternate between the formal Council session and a Committee of the Whole meeting where the entire Council meets in a more informal session to discuss municipal business. All decisions made at a Committee of the Whole meeting must be ratified at a regular Council meeting. A complete Council meeting schedule is available from the Municipal Clerk's Office in Victoria Hall. Agendas for Council meetings are posted on the website and on the bulletin board in the foyer of Victoria Hall.

The Cobourg Municipal Council regularly appoints local citizens to serve on various advisory committees and local boards. These committees and boards have responsibility for providing advice and recommendations to Council regarding municipal services and facilities. In some cases, a local board may have specific responsibility for providing a service to the community, such as the Cobourg Public Library Board.

A list of the various committees and boards follows:

  • Cobourg Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Civic and Community Awards Committee
  • Cobourg Community Awards Committee
  • Cobourg Committee of Adjustment
  • Cobourg Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management
  • Cobourg Downtown Coalition Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Heritage Committee
  • Cobourg Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Planning and Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Public Works Advisory Committee
  • Cobourg Public Library Board

From time to time special or ad hoc committees are also appointed by Council for special projects or functions. Information regarding the responsibilities of the various committees and boards and eligibility requirements may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk's Office in Victoria Hall.