Mayor & Council

group photo of council

Pictured (L-R): Councillor George Cabral (Ward 1), Councillor Perry Ritchie (Ward 2), Councillor Anita Moore (Ward 4), Mayor Don Allen, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Councillor Wanda Maw-Chapman (Ward 3), and Councillor Jack Hanna (Ward 5).

The Township of Springwater is governed by a seven-member elected Council. Council is comprised of a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, elected at large by the whole Township, and five Ward Councillors (one elected per ward).

There are approximately eighteen (18) other meetings attended by members of Council, such as but not limited to:

  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA)
  • Library Board
  • Fire Building Working Group
  • Master Fire Plan Working Group
  • Georgian Bay Hospital - Physician Recruitment
  • Barrie and Area Physician Recruitment
  • Health Services Working Group
  • Elmvale District High School (EDHS) Working Group
  • Hall Board(s):
    • Anten Mills
    • Elmvale
    • Grenfel
    • Hillsdale
    • Midhurst
    • Minesing
    • Phelpston
  • Heritage Committee
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Performance Measurement Working Group
  • Springwater Policing Committee
  • Recreational Advisory Committee
  • Severn Sound Environmental Association
  • Elmvale Business Improvement Area (BIA)
  • Resident Liaison Group
In addition to the above committees and meetings, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are appointed to the County of Simcoe as County Councillors, with other Heads of Council from 16 municipalities that comprise the County of Simcoe. Meetings are scheduled during the daytime

The Township Council Chamber is located at the Township of Springwater Administration Centre, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing ON, L9X 1A8.  Meetings commence at 6:30 pm, and members of the public are most welcome to attend.

Members of Council from 1994 - Present

Delegations to Council
Delegations to Council may be requested by completing the below Delegation Request form.
Online Delegation Request Form

Certificate Request
The Township of Springwater would like to be a part of your special day!

If you are a resident of Springwater and are celebrating a 50th or higher birthday, or wedding anniversary, anniversary of being in business, community award, graduation or other special event, let us know! We will provide you a certificate and letter of congratulations from Mayor Don Allen to commemorate your special event!

Please complete and return the form below, or call the Township Office to provide us with the information.

Certificate Request Form

For further information please contact the Clerk's Assistant.

Closed Meeting Investigator
The Township appointed the Ontario Ombudsman to investigate public complaints about government services, and investigates complaints about closed municipal meetings. Should you have a concern about a meeting of the Township, you are encouraged to confidentially speak with the Township Clerk to address questions, however you may also file directly with the Ombudsman’s Office.

Ontario Ombudsman’s Office
Phone: 1-800-263-1830 
Fax: 416-586-3485 
TTY (Teletypewriter): 1-866-411-4211

Township Clerk
Phone: 705-728-4784 Ext 2026
Fax: 705-728-6957

If required, Council may meet in closed session without the public in attendance for the following matters:
(a)the security of the property of the municipality or local board; 
(b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
(c) a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
(d) labour relations or employee negotiations;
(e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
(f) advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
(g) a matter in respect of which a council, board, committee or other body may hold a closed meeting under another Act. 

Please note, in an effort to deter spam and online attacks the Township of Springwater does not post email addresses directly on their website. After filling out the contact form, the person you are attempting to reach will be directly notified of your correspondence and will address it accordingly.

If you require further assistance or would like the direct email address of the person whom you are attempting to contact please call 705-728-4784 for customer service or the dial extension indicated for the person you are trying to reach.