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County Council

December 9, 2021, 10:00 am
Documents will be added at a later date.
December 7, 2021, 11:00 am
Documents will be added at a later date.

Grey County Council is made up of the mayors and deputy mayors of Grey County’s nine member municipalities. These 18 councillors represent the best interests of Grey County as a whole and each year a Warden is elected as the head of council.

Grey County Council develops and evaluates policies to ensure Grey County services meet resident needs. Council is also responsible for the financial integrity of the municipality and many other duties. Full details can be found in the County’s Procedural By-Law.

County Council typically meets twice a month to discuss and approve the minutes and motions passed during the previous Committee of the Whole. On occasion, some items may bypass Committee of the Whole.

Committee of the Whole

December 9, 2021, 10:10 am
Documents will be added at a later date.
August 12, 2021, 9:40 am
February 25, 2021, 9:40 am
January 14, 2021, 9:40 am
January 13, 2021, 10:10 am
Documents will be added at a later date.

All 18 Grey County councillors attend committee of the whole meetings. Each councillor has the opportunity to participate in discussions and forward recommendations for all areas of Grey County business.

A session of Grey County Council is held before each committee of the whole meeting. Council reviews and votes on the decisions made during the previous committee of the whole meeting. Bylaws are also passed during County Council. 

Long Term Care Committee of Management

Municipal long-term care homes must have a governing body to act as the Committee of Management under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA).

Members: Selwyn Hicks, Dwight Burley, Christine Robinson, Barb Clumpus, John Woodbury, Brian O'Leary, Scott Mackey

Long Term Care Committee of Management Terms of Reference

Long Term Care Redevelopment Planning Task Force

December 16, 2021, 9:30 am
Documents will be added at a later date.
Terms of Reference

Members: Dwight Burley-Chair, Scott Mackey, Brian Milne, Christine Robinson, Brian O'Leary, Paul McQueen, Warden Selwyn Hicks

Economic Development and Planning Advisory Committee

The Economic Development Advisory Committee meets regularly. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole and advises council about expanding the prosperity base in Grey County. Specifically, the committee helps implement the “Made in Grey” Economic Development Strategy.

Terms of Reference

Voting membership is comprised of the Warden and seven council members appointed by Committee of the Whole and up to seven public members from the broader Grey County economic interests/sectors also participate.

Voting Membership:

  • Selwyn Hicks, Grey County Warden
  • Shirley Keaveney, Grey County Councillor
  • Aakash Desai, Grey County Councillor
  • John Woodbury, Grey County Councillor
  • Sue Carleton, Grey County Councillor
  • Tom Hutchinson, Grey County Councillor
  • Ian Boddy, Grey County Councillor
  • Ashley Chapman
  • Brian Davenport
  • Lynda Bumstead
  • Sharif Rahman
  • Steacy Den Haan
  • Lisa Taylor
  • .
  • Grey Bruce Health Services Representative

Tourism Advisory Committee

The Tourism Advisory Committee meets regularly. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole about ways to improve local tourism.

Voting membership includes five local members of the tourism industry or pubic representing a cross-section of interests in tourism. Grey County Council also appoints two members from Council.


  • Shirley Keaveney
  • Sue Carleton
  • Joel Dawson
  • Jim Diebel
  • Jim Halliday
  • Andrea O'Reilly
  • Andrew Siegwart

Tourism Advisory Committee Terms of Reference & Application Form and Schedule A

Grey County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

December 8, 2021, 1:30 pm
Documents will be added at a later date.

The Grey County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee typically meets four times per year with more meetings as needed. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole. It advises County Council about ways to ensure County services and spaces are accessible.

This committee meets requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Membership includes 50% plus one person with disabilities. One member of County Council sits on the committee and the rest are public members.

Council Appointee: Dwight Burley

Public Members: Christina Schnell, Andrew Edgcumbe, Catherine Sholtz, Andy Underwood, Claudia Strelocke

Joint Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Volunteer Application Form

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference

Voting Membership:

  • Councillor Keaveney
  • Councillor Robinson
  • Councillor Soever
  • Councillor Woodbury
  • Warden Hicks
  • John DeJong
  • Kathy Eckenswiller
  • Brenda Hsueh
  • Amy Kitchen
  • Lorie Smith
  • RJ Taylor

CAO Performance Evaluation Committee

June 15, 2021, 9:00 am

The meeting originally scheduled for June 15, 2021, 9:00 am has been cancelled.

February 4, 2021, 10:00 am

A primary function of Council is to ensure the effective management of the affairs of the Corporation of the County of Grey.

Grey County’s model of administration follows the Municipal Act in the establishment of a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position as the head of the administrative arm of the county government. The CAO is responsible to Council to administer the business affairs of the County in accordance with the policies and plans established and approved by Council.

The hiring of the CAO is one of the key responsibilities of Council. The CAO is the only position that Council is directly responsible for hiring.

Council is responsible for the evaluation of the performance of the CAO. The CAO Performance Evaluation Committee is delegated the responsibility of overseeing the process on behalf of Council.

Members: Paul McQueen, Tom Hutchinson, Brian Milne, Ian Boddy, Aahash Desai

CAO Performance Evaluation Terms of Reference

Public Meeting

October 18, 2021, 9:00 am
June 2, 2021, 9:30 am
Documents will be added at a later date.
January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm
Documents will be added at a later date.

Public meetings and open houses give residents and stakeholders opportunities to learn about specific projects and proposals and share their feedback. Some public meetings are required by law and others are hosted by Grey County to listen and learn from residents.

Development Charges Steering Committee

The Development Charges Steering Committee is an ad hoc committee to review Grey County’s current development charges. This review occurs once every five years. Committee members include: John Woodbury (Chair), Alar Soever (Vice Chair), Sue Carleton, Shirley Keaveney, and Selwyn 'Buck' Hicks.

Public Terms of Reference

Other Appointments to Agencies, Boards and Committees

Board of Health - Grey Bruce Unit

Public Health – Grey Bruce Health Unit: www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca


Main Committee

Selwyn Hicks

Sue Paterson

Brian Milne

Brian O'Leary

Grey County Federation of Agriculture

Grey Agricultural Services: www.greyagservices.ca/index.php


Main Committee

Paul McQueen

Aakash Desai (alternate)

Stewardship Grey Bruce

Welcome to the Grey County Forest Stewardship Network Homepage:

Main Committee

Brian Gamble

Niagara Escarpment Commission

Welcome to the Niagara Escarpment Commission: www.escarpment.org/home/index.php

Main Committee

Paul McQueen

Owen Sound Community Advisory Committee for Georgian College

Council Representative

Selwyn Hicks

Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy

Council Representatives

Scott Mackey

Aakash Desai

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

The personal information contained in communications directed to County Council or its Committees is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended and will be used to assist Council Members in their decision making process.   Questions about this collection should be addressed to the County Clerk at 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3E3 or by telephone at 519-376-2205.

Communications addressed to County Council and its Committees will become part of the public record and may be placed on a public agenda made available through the County of Grey Internet website.