Members of Council regularly meet at Council and Committee meetings to discuss issues such as policies, bylaws, the municipal budget, and major projects to be undertaken by staff. Council meetings begin at 5 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. 

The public may attend or participate in any of these meetings (with the exception of closed meetings) - see the meeting schedule on the Council and Committees Calendar. Council may also hold special meetings - Notice will be provided on the municipal website. 

Beginning March 22, 2022 Council will meet using a hybrid (in-person and electronic) meeting format. Members of Council, Staff and the Public may attend electronically via virtual meeting or in-person at the Municipal Administration Centre (1475 Concession 5, Kincardine).

The public is encouraged to continue watching Council electronically; however, please refer to the latest guidelines (Hybrid Meeting Safety Plan) if you intend to attend in person. Capacity limits may be reduced to ensure the safety of Council, Staff and the Public

The proceedings at the meetings of Council and Committees must follow the rules in the  By-law.

Ward Map

Your Mayor & Councillors

The Council of the Municipality of Kincardine has nine members representing the public:

mayor 

 Kenneth Craig, Mayor

 Click to e-mail Mayor Craig

 519-396-3468 ext. 7181

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea

 

 
Andrea Clarke, Deputy Mayor

Click to e-mail Councillor Clarke

519-396-3468 ext. 7182 

 

 




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Rory Cavanagh, Councillor-At-Large

Click to e-mail Councillor Cavanagh

519-396-3468 ext. 7185








Mike

 

 Mike Hinchberger, Councillor-At-Large

Click to e-mail Councillor Hinchberger

 519-396-3468 ext. 7188








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Jennifer Prenger, Councillor-At-Large

Click to e-mail Councillor Prenger

519-396-3468 ext. 7186








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Beth Blackwell, Ward 1 Councillor

Click to e-mail Councillor Blackwell

519-396-3468 ext. 7189







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Doug Kennedy, Ward 1 Councillor

Click to e-mail Councillor Kennedy

519-396-3468 ext. 7184

 

 

 

 


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Bill Stewart, Ward 2 Councillor

Click to e-mail Councillor Stewart

519-396-3468 ext. 7183

 







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Amanda Steinhoff-Gray, Ward 3 Councillor

Click to e-mail Councillor Steinhoff-Gray

519-396-3468 ext. 7187


 

 

 

 

Code of Conduct - Council and Members of Local Boards

The Council of the Municipality of Kincardine has adopted the Code of Conduct for Members of Council, Local Boards and Committee Members. The Code of Conduct demonstrates Council’s commitment to achieving the highest standards of conduct which is essential to maintaining and ensuring public trust and confidence in the Municipality’s decision-making and operations.  Council and Local Board members shall act in an accountable and responsible manner, with integrity and fairness in the decision-making process.

The Municipality appointed Principles Integrity as Integrity Commissioner.  

Role of the Integrity Commissioner:
The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to support members of Council (and members of the
Municipality’s Local Boards) to perform their functions in accordance with the Code of Conduct
and other rules or policies governing their ethical behaviour. The Integrity Commissioner also
receives complaints about a member’s ethical compliance and may conduct a formal
investigation if the matter cannot be resolved informally.

How to contact the Integrity Commissioner:
If you have concerns regarding the behaviour of a member of Council or a member of a Local Board that you believe is in conflict with the Code of Conduct, or the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, you can file a written complaint with the Integrity Commissioner. Please note that the Integrity Commissioner does not have jurisdiction over the decisions of Council, or with respect to operational (staff) matters of the Municipality. 

The Integrity Commissioner can be reached at:

Principles Integrity
Integrity Commissioner for the Municipality of Kincardine
Email: postoffice@principlesintegrity.org
Telephone: 647-259-8697

Before contacting the Integrity Commissioner please consult the following as applicable:
• Code of Conduct for Members of Council, Local Boards, and Committee Members (see above)
Complaint Form/Affidavit 

 

Declaration of Interest Registry

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires Members of Council to declare any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in relation to a matter under consideration.  A pecuniary interest relating to a matter is one where there is a reasonable likelihood or expectation of financial loss or gain by the Member or related persons as defined in the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.  The onus to declare a pecuniary interest rests with the member, and there is a time dedicated for these declarations on every meeting agenda.

All members of Council, Committees or Local Boards must submit their disclosures of pecuniary interest in writing to the Clerk at the meeting or as soon as possible after the meeting during which they verbally disclose an interest using the Declaration of Pecuniary Interest Form.

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires that every municipality establish and maintain a registry of all declarations made by members at a Council, Committee or Board meeting.

Council Remuneration

The Province of Ontario, through Section 284 of the Municipal Act, requires the Treasurer of the Municipality of Kincardine to file a statement of the total remuneration and expenses paid in the previous year to Councillors and persons appointed by Council to local boards, committees or any other body, by March 31st. These yearly reports are available below:

Remuneration for the year of 2022
Remuneration for the year of 2021

Remuneration for the year of 2020

Remuneration for the year of 2019

Remuneration for the year of 2018

Remuneration for the year of 2017

Remuneration for the year of 2016

Submit Correspondence

You can submit correspondence to a specific council member by clicking on the names above or send to all by e-mailing clerk@kincardine.ca.

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