Please contact [email protected] at least one week prior to the committee meeting if you wish to participate to a committee meeting. 

The Municipality of Casselman is seeking to fill some positions related to committees. Please note that the appointment is concurrent with the term of Council ending November 14th, 2022.

  For more information, please contact 613-764-3139 ext. 206

Boards and Advisory Committees

The public is invited to participate in municipal affairs by serving on various boards and advisory committees. Some committees are permanent while others are created in order to address specific issues during a given period. 

Objectives of the Boards and Committees

  • Improve relations between politicians and community members. 
  • Ensure greater transparency in municipal affairs. 
  • Gain a better understanding of community needs. 
  • Solve specific issues and bring new ideas. 
  • Strike a balance between the levels of services and taxation. 
  • Assist the municipality in being more efficient in the implementation of projects. 

Composition of Committees and Terms of Office

  • Committees include two elected officials and members of the public appointed by Council
  • The term of office is four years and coincides with that of the municipal council. 
  • The committee members that are not remunerated are considered recognized volunteers.


All boards and committee meetings are public. For meeting dates, please visit Agendas and Minutes

Become a Member of a Committee 

  • After municipal elections, a notice is published in a local newspaper and our website asking people to apply to vacant positions. 
  • If a seat becomes vacant before the planned end of a term, the vacancy will be announced in a local newspaper and on our website. 
  • Individuals wishing to become a member of a committee must submit an email or a letter of presentation with a copy of their resume. 

Casselman Public Library Board of Directors 

In Ontario, public libraries are created by municipal by-laws and governed by public library boards, as outlined in the Public Libraries Act. Visit the Casselman Public Library.

The members of the board of directors are on the Casselman Public Library website. 

Recreational and Leisure Services Advisory Committee 

This committee’s mandate is to act as the residents’ spokespersons with Council regarding recreation and leisure services. The committee meets five times a year. 

The objectives of the committee are to:

  • Promote recreational and leisure services in the community. 
  • Provide Council with suggestions and recommendations regarding recreational and leisure services. 
  • Consult users on some changes and recommendations the committee could bring to Council

The committee members are: 

-Paul Groulx, Municipal Councillor
-Pierre Thibault, Manager of Recreational and Leisure Services
-Benoit Desnoyers
-Laura Beaudry Andrews
-Chanelle Beaudry Andrews
-Jerome Thauvette
-Mario Galipeau

Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Advisory Committee 

The objectives of the committee are to: 

  • Recognize opportunities and encourage ongoing initiatives to foster community growth and improve the quality of life for residents. 
  • Promote an open environment and a climate of consultation in which community members are invited to provide feedback on initiatives and issues considered by the committee. 
  • Act as a resource to help the Municipality staff and Council to play an ambassadorial role with the community. 
  • Assist in the promotion and adoption of a positive image by means of different projects. 

The committee members are:

-Paul Groulx, Municipal Councillor
-Ghisline Bourque, Member
-Antonella De dona, Vice President
-Mathieu Surprenant, Member
-Cathy Juillet, Member
-Véronic Langlois, Member

Environnemental Committee


Committee of Adjustment and Property Standards

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses. The committee meets when minor variance requests are received. 

The committee members are:

-Daniel Lafleur (Mayor)
-Mario Laplante (Municipal Councillor)
-Suzanne Charette
-René Laflèche, President
-Mathieu Surprenant

Corporation of the Casselman Downtown Revitalization

The objectives of the corporation are to: 

  • Improve the vitality of Casselman’s downtown core
  • Promote buying locally 
  • Attract and retain tourists to Casselman and the surrounding community
  • Create a sense of belonging to the community of Casselman 

The members of the board of directors are: 

  •  Antonella Dedonna, Interim President
  • Mario Laplante, Treasurer
  • Francyn Leblanc, Municipal Councillor
  • Joanne Turcotte, Member
  • Manon Drouin, Member
  • Catherine Boulanger, Member