Mayor & Council

In October 2018, the current Council for the City of Duncan was elected, consisting of the Mayor and six Councillors.

Councillor Garry Bruce, Councillor Stacy Middlemiss, Councillor Tom Duncan, Mayor Michelle Staples, Councillor Jenni Capps, Councillor Carol Newington, Councillor Bob Brooke, Chief Administrative Officer Peter de Verteuil

The Term for this Council is October 2018 – October 2022.

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.

Bios and Appointments

Mayor Michelle Staples

 

 

 

 

mayor@duncan.ca

Mayor Staples Biography

 

 

 

Internal Committee Appointments

  • Advisory Design Panel (Non-Voting)
  • Totem Sub-Committee

External Appointments (Voting Member)

  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Director
  • North Cowichan Parks & Recreation Committee (Alternate)
  • Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board

External Appointments (Non-Voting Member)

  • Cowichan Tribes
  • Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area Society (Alternate)
  • Island Corridor Foundation
  • Cowichan Community Action Team
  • Cowichan Housing and Homelessness Coalition

Councillor Bob Brooke

 

 

 

 

bbrooke@duncan.ca

Councillor Brooke Biography

Internal Committee Appointment

  • Tourism Committee

External Appointments (Voting Member)

  • Island Savings Centre Commission (Alternate)
  • Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board

External Appointments (Non-Voting Member)

  • Chamber of Commerce (Alternate)
  • Cowichan Tribes
  • Valley Seniors Organization
  • Cowichan Housing and Homelessness Coalition

Councillor Garry Bruce

 

 

 

 

gbruce@duncan.ca

External Appointments (Non-Voting Member)

  • Chesterfield Sports Society (Cowichan Sportsplex)
  • Valley Seniors Organization

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jenni Capps

 

 

 

 

jcapps@duncan.ca

Councillor Capps Biography

Internal Committee Appointment

  • Environment & Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Junior Council (Liaison)

External Appointment (Voting Member)

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library Board (Alternate)

External Appointment (Non-Voting Member)

  • Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area Society
  • Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (Alternate)
  • Cowichan Community Action Team

Councillor Tom Duncan

 

 

 

 

tomduncan@duncan.ca

Councillor Duncan Biography

Internal Committee Appointments

  • Parking Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Tourism Committee (Chair)

External Appointments (Voting Member)

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library Board
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District Board (Alternate)
  • Island Savings Centre Commission

External Appointments (Non-Voting Member)

  • Duncan-Cowichan Summer Festival
  • Island Corridor Foundation (Alternate)

Councillor Stacy Middlemiss

 

 

 

 

smiddlemiss@duncan.ca

Councillor Middlemiss Biography

External Appointments (Voting Member)

  • Island Savings Centre Commission
  • North Cowichan Parks & Recreation Committee

External Appointment (Non-Voting Member)

  • Cowichan Tribes (Alternate)

 

 

Councillor Carol Newington

 

 

 

 

cnewington@duncan.ca

Councillor Newington Biography

Internal Committee Appointments

  • Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (Chair)
  • Totem Sub-Committee (Chair)

External Appointments (Non-Voting Member)

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cowichan Tribes
  • Our Cowichan Communities Health Network

 

 

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 – 2018
M. P. Staples 2018 –