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Council Governance

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The Town of Prescott is governed by a Council of 7 members: a mayor and 6 councillors. These 7 members are elected every four years.

Current term

The current term of Council is December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.

Next election

The next election is scheduled for October 24, 2022.


Council is the formal municipal decision-making body of the Town of Prescott. Decisions made by Council have a direct impact on the residents. While Council oversees the Town's staff, operations, and services. It does so to make sure tax dollars are spent properly. Council's main job is to bring Prescott into a bright future through strategic planning and community development, which are used to create a safe, healthy, and economically vibrant community. 
Council sets policies and by-laws to reflect the community's standards and desires. This information is taken from the input of local residents and businesses. Council is committed to working in a very open and transparent way through Council and Committee meetings, all open to the public.

Council and committee meetings

Formal meetings of Council are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 360 Dibble St. West, on the fourth Monday of each month commencing at 6:30 p.m.

All members of Council meet in a more informal Committee format on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated.

All meetings are to be scheduled in advance with notice provided on this website and to the media. The notice procedures may be waived for emergency situations.

Council Code of Conduct & Integrity Commissioner

On November 28, 2016, Prescott Town Council adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of Council.

The Province of Ontario provides that a Code of Conduct must be established for council and that an Integrity Commissioner shall be appointed by the Town to perform, in an independent manner, the functions assigned by the Town with respect to the application of the Code of Conduct.  

Council Code of Conduct