Guelph City Council

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Guelph City Council is the governing body for the city of Guelph, Ontario.

The council consists of the Mayor of Guelph and 12 ward councillors. Each ward elects 2 members to represent them. The council operates in the Guelph City Hall.

Municipal elections are held every four years. The next election will take place October 27, 2014.


Guelph is divided up into six wards, or sections. The areas east of and including most of downtown and the area east of the University of Guelph are considered Ward 1. The areas northeast of downtown are considered Ward 2, Ward 3 is in the central and some of the north ends, and Ward 4 is in the northwest end of the city. Ward 5 is the area south of downtown and north of Stone Road. This ward includes the University and Stone Road Mall. Finally, Ward 6 is better known as the "south end" of Guelph. This ward is south of Stone Road and, in recent years, has seen rapid residential development.

2010-2014 Guelph City Council Members[edit]

Councillor Ward Notes
Karen Farbridge Mayor First female mayor of Guelph. Was Mayor from 2000–2003, ReElected in 2006, 2010. Former Councillor from 1994-2000
Bob Bell 1 - St. Patrick's First Elected 2006, ReElected 2010
Jim Furfaro 1 - St. Patrick's Former Trustee of the Wellington Catholic School Board, First Elected 2010
Ian Findlay 2 - St. George's First Elected 2006, ReElected 2010
Andy Van Hellemond 2 - St. George's Former NHL Referee, First Elected 2010
Maggie Laidlaw 3 - St. John's First Elected 2000, ReElected 2003, 2006, 2010
June Hofland 3 - St. John's First Elected 2006, ReElected 2010
Cam Guthrie 4 - St. David's First Elected 2010
Gloria Kovach 4 - St. David's Former President of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, First Elected 1991, ReElected 1994,1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010
Lise Burcher 5 - St. Andrew's First Elected 2003, ReElected 2006, 2010
Leanne Piper 5 - St. Andrew's First Elected 2006, ReElected 2010
Todd Dennis 6 - St. James First Elected 2010
Karl Wettstein 6 - St. James First Elected 2000, ReElected 2006, 2010


See List of Guelph municipal elections for previous election results.