Mayor and Council

Owen Sound's Mayor and Council are involved in taking care of our community by listening to residents and making decisions based on everyone's best interest. It is Council's role to abide by the City's vision, goals and objectives.

Our City Council is made up of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, all elected at large. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor also represents City Council and ratepayers at Grey County Council meetings.

Mayor

Mayor Ian Boddy

It's an honour and a privilege, as Mayor of the City of Owen Sound, to welcome you to our beautiful City.

Tucked into a scenic valley on the Niagara Escarpment and along the shore of Georgian Bay, Owen Sound is the home to festivals, sports facilities, indoor and outdoor events, scenic parks, and cultural experiences. Our downtown offers a unique blend of shops, boutiques, coffee bars and restaurants. Our historic Carnegie Library and Tom Thomson Art Gallery are in the heart of downtown.

We wish to keep residents, visitors and business leaders informed through our website and social media of our latest news, notices, and services in our community. If you are seeking economic or business development information, or wishing to review reports for a Committee, or minutes from our Council meetings, you can find it here.

I encourage you to browse our website, come and visit us, and you will discover that Owen Sound is where you want to live!

Sincerely,

Mayor's signature

Ian Boddy
Mayor of Owen Sound
519-376-4440 ext.1212
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Biography

Ian was born and raised in Owen Sound and comes from a long line of independent businessmen.  A graduate of University of Alberta and Western University’s Faculty of Law, he was called to the bar in 1993 and immediately moved home to Grey Bruce to begin his legal practice.

Ian and his wife Joan are proud parents of their son Hamish.  As a family, they like to sail the waters of Georgian Bay and bicycle the back roads of beautiful Grey County.

After several years being active in the community, Ian was elected to Owen Sound City Council in 2010, as Mayor in 2014, and re-elected in 2018 and 2022. 

Deputy Mayor
 

Deputy Mayor Scott Greig

Scott Greig
Deputy Mayor of Owen Sound
519-376-4440
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Councillors

Councillor Dodd

 

Travis Dodd Send Email

519-376-4440

Councillor Farmer

 

Jon Farmer Send Email 519-376-4440

Councillor Hamley

 

Brock Hamley Send Email 226-923-0028

Councillor Koepke

 

Marion Koepke Send Email 519-376-9849

Councillor Kukreja

 

Suneet Kukreja Send Email 226-923-0028

Councillor Merton

 

Carol Merton Send Email 519-477-8192

Councillor Middlebro'

 

Melanie Middlebro' Send Email 519-376-4440

Council Meetings

Most Council meetings are on Mondays in council chambers at 7:00 p.m.
For agendas, minutes, meeting calendar, and meeting viewing details, please visit our Council and Committees webpage.

Speak to Council

For information on the process of speaking to Council, please visit our Council and Committees webpage.

Invite City Council

If you want to invite the mayor and/or a city councillor to your event, send your request in writing, at least 3 weeks before the date. Please be sure to include all of the following event details:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number
  • organization (if applicable)
  • email address
  • type of event
  • who you would like to attend (mayor/councillor/all council)
  • event date
  • event time
  • event venue and address
  • mayor/councillor's role (i.e. speaking, presentation, ribbon cutting, attendance only, etc.)
  • additional event details

We will contact you to confirm attendance or extend regrets.

Request a Congratulatory Certificate

Congratulatory certificates are provided to individuals, groups, businesses and other organizations in Owen Sound to commemorate anniversaries, birthdays, milestone occasions, official openings, and other special honours.

If you would like to request a certificate, send your request in writing, and please be sure to include all of the following details:

  • type of certificate requested (birthday/anniversary)
  • name of the recipient(s)
  • address of the recipient(s)
  • date of anniversary/birthday
  • date of celebration (if different)
  • pick-up or mailed?
  • mailed to recipient or contact?
  • your name
  • your phone number
  • your email
  • your address

Most certificates are given for birthdays of 80 years or more and anniversaries of 50 years or more. Other special requests will be considered.

These certificates are not civic endorsements, and the City does not make proclamations.

Proclamations and Public Awareness Campaigns and Flag Flying Requests

In order to respect all citizens and community groups, the City does not make proclamations or support public awareness campaigns. The City has a policy on making proclamations, supporting public awareness campaigns and flying flags. The City flies only those flags listed in the policy. To request a flag flying please fill in this form:

Community Flag Flying and Raising Form

Elections

Council members are elected at large, every four years. The next election is in 2026.

All Council photos on this page taken by John White Photography

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