Home Council Election


Darren White, 519-278-8234, trunorth1849@yahoo.ca, 682378 260 Sideroad, Melancthon, L9V 2N1 – filed May 2, 2022

Deputy Mayor

James McLean, 519-217-2509, mcleanforDM@gmail.com; facebook.com/mcleanforDM –  filed July 14, 2022
Margaret Mercer, 397061 Fifth Line, Melancthon, Ontario, L9V 1R2 – filed July 7, 2022


Brian Dawson, 519-938-0440, jeanneandbriandawson@gmail.com, 87 Argyle Street, Melancthon, L9V 3P2 – filed July 12, 2022
Bill Neilson, 519-215-0207, bneilson2879@gmail.com, 238135 4th Line NE, Melancthon, L9V 2J2 – filed May 30, 2022
Ralph Moore, 681141 260 Sideroad, Melancthon, L9V 2M7, filed August 9, 2022
Darcy Timmins, 519-806-9190, algonquinfleetmanagement1@gmail.com, 437146 4th Line, Melancthon, L9V 1S7 – filed August 10, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board – Trustee

Lynn Topping, 152 Muriel Street, Shelburne, Ontario, ltopping@rogers.com, 519-925-2819 – filed July 28, 2022

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board – Trustee

Paula Dametto-Giovannozzi, 3 Marion Street, Caledon E, Ontario, L7C 1K6, 416-570-5087 – filed July 26, 2022
Domenic Maggi, 8 Bond Street, Bolton, Ontario, L7E 3J1, domenic@stayhumble.net, 416-570-9834 – filed July 29, 2022

Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir – Trustee

Genevieve Grenier, ggrenier19@yahoo.ca, Twitter: @ggrenier19, filed July 22, 2022

Conseil scolaire Viamonde – Trustee

Eric Lapointe – Phone: 705-241-8909, ericrlapointe@yahoo.com, 37 Hemingway Cres., Barrie, Ontario, L4N 5G2 – filed May 2, 2022
Saveria Caruso, 705-733-5244, 705-730-3639, garigue53@yahoo.com  – filed July 27, 2022
Seeking Members for the
Joint Compliance Audit Committee
Dufferin County is seeking members for a recently established Joint Compliance Audit
Committee as per the Municipal Elections Act, Section 88.37. The Committee is
responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who
believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third-party advertiser has
contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or
advertising finances. The Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications for all
eight Dufferin municipalities.
Committee membership will be drawn from the following groups:
• accounting and audit – accountants or auditors, preferably with experience in
preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
• academic – college or university professors with expertise in political science or
local government administration;
• legal; and
• other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing provisions of the Act.
Committee members must demonstrate the following:
• demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign
finance rules
• proven analytical and decision-making skills
• experience working on committees, boards, task forces or similar working groups
• availability and willingness to attend meetings in any of the member
• excellent oral and written communication skills
To view the complete Terms of Reference and the application, please visit our website at
Applications should be forwarded to info@dufferincounty.ca or put in the drop box at
30 Centre St, Orangeville by August 12, 2022.
2022 Municipal Election
For the Offices of:
MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
DEPUTY MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
COUNCILLORS – three (3) to be elected
Term of Office will be from November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026. To run for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, you must be:
• a Canadian Citizen
• at least 18 years of age
• a resident of Melancthon Township, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Melancthon, or the spouse of such owner or tenant
• is not prohibited from voting under any law
A Nomination form may be filed by Candidates beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, Friday, August 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Nomination forms will not be accepted electronically.  It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Clerk to file your nomination form.
The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the Nomination form. The fees for Head of Council (Mayor) is $200.00 and for all other Candidates is $100.00, payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit.
Please note that Candidates must not spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their Nomination Form has been filed. The Nomination Form must be signed by the Candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent with the Clerk or designate of the Township of Melancthon. If an agent files the Nomination Form, it must be accompanied by a piece of Government Issued Photo identification including address, with the signature of the Candidate, and must be commissioned prior to filing with the Clerk.
In the event there are insufficient number of Certified Candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Township of Melancthon.
Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of Candidates are certified than are required to fill the said Offices, voting will take place between Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact Denise B. Holmes, AMCT, CAO/Clerk & Returning Officer, dholmes@melancthontownship.ca, 519-925-5525 Ext. 101.
So You Want to Run for Council?  Making an Informed Decision!
Presentation by Fred Dean, 2022 
Did you miss the virtual Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session for the 2022 Election on April 12, 2022?  You can find the recording here!
MMAH Presentation from the Session


For anyone interested in running for a position on Melancthon Township Council in the municipal election on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.
The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the nomination form.  The fee for Head of Council is $200.00 and $100.00 for all other candidates, payable by cash, certified cheque or money order.  Candidates must not campaign, spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their nomination form has been filed and certified by the Clerk.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertiser to provide information about municipal and school board elections.  The guides outline rules as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.  The guides are available below:
2022 Voters’ Guide
2022 Candidates’ Guide
2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide
For further information, please contact:
Denise B. Holmes, CAO/Clerk & Returning Officer, 519-925-5525, Ext. 101
2022 Election
The Council of the Township of Melancthon approved the use of Alternative Voting Methods (telephone and internet voting) for the 2022 Municipal Election. Electors will have the option of voting by touch tone telephone or through online voting on the internet. Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Election Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.
Electors in the Township of Melancthon will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone in the 2022 Municipal Election.
For a video demonstration of online voting, click here.
For a video demonstration of phone voting, click here.
Voters can now visit voterlookup.ca to confirm, register or update their voter information.  To confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming election you need to supply your name, date of birth, location and property address or assessment roll number.  If you are not on the list, please print off this form, fill it out and bring it in to the Municipal Office to get added to the Voter’s list.