Mayor and Councillors
Contact Information and Bios
City Council consists of the Mayor, four City and County Council members and four City Council members.
City and County Council members are elected to serve on both the City of Sarnia and Lambton County Councils, along with the Mayor. City Councillors serve on City Council only.
Members of Council are elected by residents to serve 4 year terms.
|Mayor Mike Bradley |
City Hall: 255 North Christina Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
Phone: 519-332-0330 extension 3312,
Home: 155 North Front Street, Apt. #705
Sarnia, ON N7T 7V5
BORN: July 20th, 1955 – Adelaide, South Australia
MARITAL STATUS: Single PROFESSION: Realtor (licence not in use)
POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY RECORD: Mayor Bradley served as the Executive Assistant to the Late Honourable Justice Bud Cullen, M.P., P.C., QC, and Member of Parliament for Sarnia Lambton (1980-1985). First elected to Sarnia Council in November of 1985 and elected as Mayor in 1988. He was the youngest Mayor in Sarnia’s history. On January 1st, 1991 he became the first Mayor of the amalgamated City of Sarnia-Clearwater and the first Mayor of Sarnia to serve on Lambton County Council in over seven decades. In October 2010 Mayor Bradley was re-elected for an eighth term with 70% of the vote. Mayor Bradley currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership; Chairman of the Board of the Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park; Chairman of the Sarnia Police Services Board; Member of the Emergency Primary Control Group; Member of Mayors’ Automotive Alliance; and Member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. In the past he was three times Chairman of the Sarnia Lambton Economic Development Commission; Past Chairman and Director of the Board of the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre; Honourary Chairperson of the Bluewater Health Foundation Fundraising Campaign; Governor of Lambton College; Member of Sarnia Hydro, Library and Planning Boards; Organizer and Chairperson of Detox-Homeless Shelter Committee; Served as Chair of the Large Urban Cities of Ontario for two terms and the AMO Environmental Committee; Past Vice-President of Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Led national campaigns to stop cuts to VIA Rail; to seek relief from cross border shopping; and to enhance infrastructure for border communities. Mayor Bradley has championed and advocated on behalf of employment for the disabled and intellectually challenged, civil liberties, security, environmental issues, open government and many other social, economic and political issues.
Mayor Bradley has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal; and medals from the Royal Canadian Legion and the Polish Combatants’ Association for his support and community service. He is a proud Honourary Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62; the War Veterans and Friends Club of Sarnia Lambton; the Dante Club of Sarnia; the Sarnia Legionnaires Hockey Team; the Sarnia Rotary Club; the Sarnia Seaway Kiwanis Club; and the Sarnia Yacht Club. In 2006 he was awarded the First Annual Kiwanis of the Seaway President’s Award for “outstanding leadership and dedication to the Community of the City of Sarnia.” In 2009 the Rotary Club of Sarnia awarded Mayor Bradley the Paul Harris Fellowship “for demonstrating in your life and vocation a commitment to helping persons here and around the world.” Mayor Bradley is the first recipient of the “James (Jim) Mackenzie Award” for leadership, knowledge, and understanding of the complexities involved in promoting healthy working environments within Sarnia and throughout Ontario and for dedication and efforts that have made a very important difference in the lives of many. In addition for continually demonstrating that workplace health and safety and environmental concerns are a high priority concern for everyone. Mayor Bradley was a recipient of the Harry Buist Asbestos Awareness Award in 2011 and also received the 2011 “Links to Life Award” presented to an individual who has made a significant health and safety contribution for worker advocacy and the community. In 2010 Community Living Sarnia Lambton presented him with their “Hero Award” for his advocacy for the treatment of the disabled and intellectually challenged people. In October 2010 Lt. Governor David Onley presented Mayor Bradley with the first Ontario Disability Employment Network Champions League Award for promoting inclusion of people with a disability in the workplace across Ontario. In 2011 Mayor Bradley was awarded the Community Living Ontario’s Citizenship Award. This award is not given annually, but awarded on occasion “in recognition of individuals who demonstrate courage and conviction in championing the inclusion and citizenship rights of people who have an intellectual disability.” In the Fall of 2011 Mayor Bradley received the “Community Spirit & Vision Award” from The Work Place Group for work on the Employee Disability Challenge. In 2012 Mayor Bradley and the City of Sarnia was selected over two other finalists by Canadian HR Reporter and the Human Resources Professionals Association for National recognition. HR Reporter noted “It’s not often an industry award goes outside the industry but that was the case at the 2012 Human Resources Summit Awards in Toronto. He received The Corporate Social Responsibility Award for “The Mayors’ Challenge” to do the right thing and hire the disabled and intellectually challenged.”
Mayor Bradley is a frequent media commentator on local, provincial, national and international issues. He has appeared on “Prime Time News Town Hall Series” with the Right Hon. Jean Chretien; NBC News with Tom Brokaw; CNN; Al Jazeera; CBC Radio Noon; Focus Ontario; As It Happens; and “The Current” CBC Radio show. He was a regular on CBC’s “Ontario Morning Mayors’ Panel” and on the National CBC Radio Show “The Point.” Mayor Bradley appeared in Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and was called by Mr. Moore “The Voice of Reason.” He writes a column for Sarnia Lambton This Week--a mixture of humour, politics and about life--called “Open Mike” which was described by the London Free Press as “having more laughs than a Dave Barry column.” Mayor Bradley, a long time Bruce Springsteen fan, contributed to two books about Springsteen in 2007 and 2009--“For You” and “The Light in the Darkness”-- by Lawrence Kirsch.
Dave Boushy, City and County Councillor
1413 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2M3
JIM FOUBISTER, City and County Councillor
1937 Buena Ventura
Bright’s Grove, ON N0N 1C0
Born, Raised, and Educated in Sarnia, ON.
Employed at C.N.R. Car Shops Five Years, 1950-1955
Followed by 35 years employed by Fiberglas Canada Inc., 1955-1990, Retired from Supervisory Position
S.W. Sales Representative for Gould Outdoor Advertising 1991-1993
First Elected to Municipal Politics in the Town of Clearwater, 1988,. Member of the Restructuring Committee, Sarnia/Clearwater Amalgamation
Re-Elected to Sarnia City/County Council 1991, 94, 97, 2000, 03, 06, 10.
As an Elected City/County Councillor, I sit at both upper tier (Lambton County Council) and lower tier (Sarnia City Council) and have chaired all County committees.
Elected Deputy Warden twice in those terms.
Chairman of the Task Force that created the 'Circles Movement' in Sarnia-Lambton a movement dedicated to raising people out of poverty.
Served three separate terms on the Sarnia Police Services Board, twice as Chairman.
Served as a member of the St. Clair Conservation Authority, (Vice Chair)
Coached Minor Hockey, (Atom through Juvenile) for 23 years.
Manager of the Sarnia Oldtimers Hockey Team, 15 years.
Associated with and Promoted Scottish Heavy events through Highland Games in thier inaugural year, 1983 and served as co-chair of the games.
Founding president of the Sarnia/Lambton Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada, 1990.
Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (bestowed in 1992) by the Governor General for Community Service, named to the Mayor's Honour List, in 1992 for Community Service through Oldtimer Hockey.
Appointed to the National Board of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada in 1993.
Initiated the Cross Canada Sunshine Highway to Dreams promotion, to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation, 1994 and 1995.
Named the man of the year, 1994 by Oldtimers Hockey News, for community service through Oldtimer Hockey, and raising in excess of $100,000 for charities.
Elected Vice Chair of the National Board of Directors of the Sunshine Foundation in Canada in 1994, and President in 1995 and 1996.
Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Diamond Jubilee Medal, for dedicated service in Sarnia-Lambton, 2012
Member of the Board of Directors of Huron House Boys Home for the past 15 years.
Past 16 years as a volunteer at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, recognized in 2014 as a 'Special Volunteer'.
Former Warden and presently property manager of St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, Bright's Grove and for the past 20 years, a volunteer at the Bluewater Triathalon, hosted by the Church.
Born May 30, 1934 in Sarnia, presently reside in Bright's Grove since 1970, proudly married to wife Marie in 1956, we are the most fortunate parents of 4 children, 2 girls, 2 boys, and the proud granparents of two beautiful granddaughters Ashley and Ainsley.
|BEV MACDOUGALL, City and County Councillor |
228 Maria Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 4T1
Councillor MacDougall began her political service to the people of Sarnia-Lambton in 2003 when she was first elected to Sarnia and Lambton County Councils. Bev is Chair of the Gallery Lambton Advisory Committee, Chair of the Lambton County Tree Legacy Program Committee working towards a county wide reforestation initiative and an enthusiastic supporter of the Municipal Cultural Plan for the County of Lambton to grow the creative economy of our region, as we celebrate all that defines us culturally in Sarnia/Lambton. In addition to her political service Bev is a passionate community developer – actively at work in the not for profit sector as Executive Director of the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre for the past 12 years - that carries 3 heritage designations in the heart of downtown Sarnia and her central Sarnia neighbourhood.
|ANNE MARIE GILLIS, City and County Councillor |
65 Ashby Crescent
Sarnia, ON N7S 4L5
Born in the Maritimes, Graduate of Sault College Health Sciences Division with Honours Registered Nurse (retired) Resident of Sarnia for 36 years Married 35 years, 3 grown children, 1 grandchild Political Experience; Chair of Parent Council St. Helen’s Separate School Chair of Parent Board Liaison Committee – Lambton R.C. School Board Trustee St. Clair Catholic School Board, Special Education Advisory Committee South-West Director Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association Former: Chair Sarnia Police Service, • Secretary Zone 6, Ontario Association of Police Services • Deputy Warden Lambton County Presently: • Councillor City of Sarnia • County Councillor, City of Sarnia County of Lambton Committee work Vice Chair Lambton Community Health Study, Sarnia Rep
ANDY BRUZIEWICZ, City Councillor
Home: 665 Stonecrest Avenue
Sarnia, ON N7V 2K3
Business: P.O. Box 2373
Sarnia, ON N7T 7S6
Andy Bruziewicz was born August, 8, 1953 in Pinczow, Poland and has resided in Sarnia since October 1974. Councillor Bruziewicz was first elected to City Council in November 1994, and was re-elected in November 1997. Councillor Bruziewicz served on the Sarnia Hydro-electric Commission from 1986 to 1991 in every capacity including chairman, vice-chairman and commissioner. He also served on the finance committee of the provincial Municipal Electric Association for three years. He is a past president of Western Investment Clubs Association. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He also attended the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He is a past employee of the Research Department of Imperial Oil Limited, and is currently involved in translating services and investing activities. Councillor Bruziewicz enjoys being an active volunteer with local charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. He is a chess expert and for the past decade has been the vice-president of the Sarnia Chess Club.
JON MCEACHRAN, City Councillor
586 Wheatley Dr.
Sarnia, ON N7S 0B3
Jon McEachran was born and raised in Sarnia Ontario. Part way through high school Jon’s family moved to the United States. Jon graduated high school in Las Vegas Nevada and went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. While in school Jon met his beautiful wife and they were married in 2000. They lived in several different cities and states before finally returning home to Sarnia to raise their family. Jon has always valued the opportunity to live in other communities because he feels it gave him invaluable experience, a fresh perspective and a lot of diverse ideas. In 2005, Jon gave up his insurance practice in the US to go into business in Sarnia. He and his father, Ross, became partners. They purchased the old Fiberglas Canada site in chemical valley and began a most amazing transformation. Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc, or VIP as it’s sometimes referred to, has quickly become one of Ontario’s most successful Brownfield rejuvenation projects. In just a few short years Jon was able to take a property which had been almost completely abandoned for 14 years and make it look clean, neat and new once again. Not only that, but Jon and his father succeeded in offering valuable services to the surrounding industry which helps keep jobs and investments in our community. Jon McEachran was first elected to Sarnia’s city council in 2006. At just 28 years old, Jon was the only councillor under the age of 50 elected. Jon has since served on the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee and remains a member of the board of directors for the St.Clair Region Conservation Authority. Jon is active in the community. He volunteers as a minister for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he invests a lot of time with the youth in weekly activities and programs including Scouts Canada. He is also member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Jon and his wife Jeanette have three beautiful children, Anabelle, Victoria and Adeline. The two oldest attend Cathcart Elementary School
MIKE KELCH, City Councillor
324 Tawny Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 5J6
Councillor Mike Kelch is serving his fourth consecutive term on council after winning his initial victory in the 1997 election, and again in 2000, 2003 and 2006. Since his election to council, Mike has served in the following additional capacities: - Steering Committee, Sarnia Business Retention & Expansion Project - Chairman, Tourism Sarnia Lambton Human Resources Committee - Chairman, Tourism Sarnia Lambton Strategic Planning Committee - Board of Directors, Lawrence House Center for the Arts - Board of Directors, Tourism Action Team (TAG) - Board of Directors, Convention and Visitors Bureau - Board of Directors, Tourism Sarnia Lambton - Chairman, Sarnia / Chippewa Band Liaison Committee - General Assembly, Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership - Bluewater Trails Committee - St. Clair Conservation Authority – Board of Directors Mike also works full-time as Training and Development Advisor within the Safety, Health & Environment department of Imperial Oil, employed by that company since 1974. In 1998, Mike established his own “city councillor” website (www.mikekelch.com) at his own cost, the first such effort ever undertaken by a Sarnia councillor. The site continues in operation today. In 2000, Mike was named to the Mayor’s Honor Roll for his work with the Business Retention and Expansion Leadership Team. In addition to council and committee work, Mike has donated time and service to the United Way , Huron House, St. Clair Child & Youth Services, the Sacred Heart Parish Council, and the Scouting organization. Mike married Joy Kinsman in 1973. They have 2 grown children, Stephanie in Corunna and James in St. Thomas. Joy is a retired Registered Nurse and works part-time as a classifier for the Ontario Ministry of Health, Long Term Care Division.
TERRY BURRELL, City Councillor
954 Champlain Road
Sarnia, ON N7V 2G2
Terry feels that his business experience provides assistance to Council, especially at budget time. Terry’s commitment to the community and the environment are illustrated by his participation as follows: Terry is currently: Canadian Vice-Chair of the St Clair River Public Advisory Council (BPAC) St Clair Region Conservation Authority Director Canadian Remedial Implementation Committee for the St Clair River Member City of Sarnia Audit Committee Member Sarnia Member Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Council In the past Terry has served on these and other municipal committees: Chair and Vice-Chair of the Lambton Area Water Supply System Sarnia Lambton Taskforce on Healthcare Worker Recruitment Director of Sarnia Power Corporation (Bluewater Power). St Clair Parkway Commission Lambton County Waste Management Masterplan Chair of the Sarnia Museum Committee Chair of Sarnia Parking Authority Chair of the Lambton County Strategic Planning Committee Chair of the Lambton County Nominating Committee Vice Chair of the Downtown Taskforce Vice Chair of the Transit Committee. Marshall Gowland Manor Management Committee Terry Burrell was born in Sudbury, Ontario the 8th of ten children on Christmas Day 1951. The Burrell Family moved to Delhi, Ontario, where Terry was raised. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lambton Kent Soccer Association, Big Brothers, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society and has been a member of the parents' council at a local high school. Terry has served on the Chamber of Commerce Municipal Affairs Committee. Terry is currently the Treasurer of Friends of the St Clair River and sings in his Church Choir. His accounting practice is at 514 Christina Street North in Sarnia. Terry and his wife JoAnne have 4 adult children
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