What is Mississippi Mills Council?

Council is the governing body of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills and consists of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who represent the whole of the municipality, and five (5) Councillors, who represent Mississippi Mills' three wards, Almonte, Ramsay and Pakenham. Residents elect members of Council for a four-year term of office. 

Who is my Councillor?

To find out which ward you live in and which Councillor represents your ward please visit the Meet your Council page. 


Christa Lowry

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Deputy Mayor

Rickey Minnille

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Almonte Ward

Mary Lou Souter

Jane Torrance

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Pakenham Ward

Denzil Ferguson

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Ramsay Ward

Bev Holmes

Vicki Lowe

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How does Municipal Council affect you?

Council is the formal municipal decision-making body of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. Decisions made by Council have a direct impact on the residents of Mississippi Mills. Council is responsible for delivering community services. Key municipal services include; water and waste water, road maintenance, environment, recreation, heritage, and culture.


How does Council make decisions?

Council generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (with the exception of July) at 6:00 p.m. to come together to discuss matters of the municipality that are provided on council and committee of the whole agendas which are publicly posted five (5) calendar days before each meeting except under special circumstances. The decisions primarily focus on the priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan. Councillors also sit on a variety of committees and boards which offer specialized input and advice to Council.

Committee of the Whole will generally meet immediately following Council on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (with the exception of July). Committee of the Whole (CoW) facilitates the decision-making process of Council. CoW is comprised of all members of Council who fully participate in debate and forward recommendations to Council for final decision

The 2024 Council & Committee of the Whole Meeting Calendar lists meeting dates and times for your reference. 

Are Council meetings open to the public?

Yes, all meetings are open to the public unless specified as a closed or in-camera meeting which are only for meetings relating to specific items listed in the Municipal Act. To find out when meetings are scheduled check the 2024 Council & Committee of the Whole Meeting Calendar. If you are unable to make it to a Council meeting you can always watch from the comfort of your home via the Council Calendar page where you will find links to live-streaming meetings and recordings.

How can I get involved?

Stay involved with what is happening by staying up to date with Council agendasattending meetings, and contacting your Councillor to express your opinions. You play an important role in municipal government, not only when you cast a ballot but when you make your voice heard on issues that matter to you.

Join a committee

Get involved in the process by applying to sit on a committee or board by visiting the Join a Committee page.

Speak at a meeting

Find out more about delegations, presentations and Speaking before Council at a council or committee meeting.


If you would like to present your petition to Council please visit the Petition page.

Accountability and Transparency

For more information on the Mississippi Mill’s Integrity Commissioner, Council Code of Conduct complaint form and Conflict of Interest inquiry please visit the Accountability and Transparency page.