Mayor & Council

In November 2014, the current Council for the City of Duncan was elected, consisting of the Mayor and six Councillors.

The Community Charter and Local Government Act give Council the statutory authority to do such things as provide services, set budgets, levy taxes, and establish policies of the City for the benefit and protection of its citizens.  Rules governing the conduct of the Council meetings are outlined in the Council Procedure Bylaw and Robert’s Rules of Order. In their role as Council, they collectively develop policies through the adoption of bylaws and  passing of resolutions.

Strategic Plan

A Strategic Plan defines the business of the organization, clarifies its preferred future and identifies strategic priorities. It is used to inform decision-making and guide actions to respond to the needs and interests of the community. The Strategic Plan informs the City’s operational work plan and is used for assessing performance and progress on a quarterly basis.

City of Duncan 2015 Council Members

Councillor Bruce, Councillor Duncan, Councillor Staples, Mayor Kent, Councillor Jackson, Councillor Horgan, Councillor Bell, Peter de Verteuil, CAO

Bios and Appointments

Mayor Phil Kent

Kent

Email: mayor@duncan.ca

Biography

City of Duncan Committee Appointments

  • The Mayor is an ex-officio member on all City Committees
External Appointments (Voting Member)
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Board (alternate)
External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Cowichan Tribes Liaison

 

Councillor Michelle Bell

Bell

Email:  mbell@duncan.ca

Biography

City of Duncan Committee Appointments
  • Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
External Appointments (Voting Members)
  • Island Savings Centre Commission (Alternate)
  • North Cowichan Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Valley Seniors’ Organization

 

Councillor Roger Bruce

Bruce

Email: rbruce@duncan.ca

Biography

External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Cowichan Sportsplex

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Tom Duncan

Councillor_Duncan

Email: tomduncan@duncan.ca

Biography

 

City of Duncan Committee Appointments
  • Environment & Sustainability Committee
  • Tourism Committee (Chair)
External Appointments (Voting Members)
  • Island Savings Centre Commission
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library Board
  • CVRD Community Safety Advisory Committee
External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Cowichan Exhibition Society
  • Duncan-Cowichan Summer Festival
  • Island Corridor Foundation Liaison Committee

Councillor John Horgan

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Email: jhorgan@duncan.ca

Biography

 

City of Duncan Committee Appointments
  • Tourism Committee
  • Totem Sub-Committee
External Appointments (Voting Members)
  • CVRD Community Safety Advisory Commission (Alternate)
  • Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library Board (Alternate)
External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cowichan Historical Society
  • Cowichan Tribes Liaison

Councillor Sharon Jackson

Jackson

Email: sjackson@duncan.ca

Biography

 

 

City of Duncan Committee Appointments
  • Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (Chair)
  • Environment & Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Tourism Committee
External Appointments (Voting Members)
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Board
  • Island Savings Centre Commission

External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)

  • Cowichan Community Kitchens

Councillor Michelle Staples

Staples

Email: mstaples@duncan.ca

Biography

City of Duncan Committee Appointments
  • Advisory Design Panel (Non-Voting)
  • Totem Sub-Committee
External Appointments (Voting Members)
  • Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board
External Appointments (Non-Voting Members)
  • Cowichan Tribes Liaison
  • Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area Society
  • Valley Seniors’ Organization

 

Mayors of Duncan Since 1912

K. F. Duncan 1912 – 1913
O. T. Smythe 1914 – 1916, 1923
E. F. Miller 1917 – 1918, 1922
T. Pitt 1919 – 1921
J. I. Mutter 1924 – 1928
H. F. Prevost 1929 – 1935
J. Grieg 1936 – 1939
E. W. Lee 1940 – 1942
G. H. Savage 1943 – 1946
J. C. Wragg 1947 – 1955
J. T. Dobson 1956 – 1967
J. W. Quaife 1968 – 1973
K. Paskin 1974 – 1979
M. G. Coleman 1980 – 1982
D. W. Barker 1983 – 1986
M. G. Coleman 1987 – 2005
P. J. Kent 2006 – Present