Your Local Government
Mayor Robin Jones
Robin Jones is the Mayor of Westport and the Warden for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. She is a member of the Board of Management for both Maple View Lodge and St. Lawrence Lodge and is a Member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus, and a Board Member of Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). Prior to entering political life, Mayor Jones had a 33 year career in policing, holding senior positions with the Waterloo Regional Police, the OPP and finished her policing career as Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police. In 2007, she was seconded to the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and was the Provincial Negotiator for First Nations Police Services throughout Ontario. In her spare time, Robin can be found at a pottery wheel enjoying making pots, reading travelling and hanging out with her dogs aka "the girls".
Meet Your Council
Councillor Jackalyn Brady is a lifetime resident of Westport. Jackalyn retired in 2002 after a 32 year career as an elementary school teacher. She was appointed to Council in 2006 and is proud to be the fifth generation of her family to serve on Council in the Village of Westport. Jackalyn serves as Chair on both the Historical Advisory Committee and Westport In Bloom Advisory Committee.
Rob Roberts is a retired family physician. Having previously served on both the Economic Development and Harbour Committees, he now chairs the Tourism Advisory Committee and is Council's representative on the Westport Public Library Board.
Councillor Roberts' grandparents owned the Lexena Hotel (now the Cove) in the 1930's and 1940's. Dr. Roberts and his wife Marianne operated the Roberts House Bed and Breakfast in their Westport family home, until about four years ago.
Councillor Roberts is enthusiastic about attracting and enhancing the experiences of visitors and residents of the Village. He takes his role on Council seriously and encourages residents and business owners to monthly Council meetings.
Melissa Sullivan is a first-term Councillor for the beautiful Village of Westport. As a 4th generation cottager on Upper Rideau Lake, her ties to the Westport/Rideau Lakes region are deep and heartfelt. Melissa is a happily married mother of three, a Queen’s Grad, well-travelled and a successful career woman. Previous experience includes marketing, communications and senior administrative roles as political staff on Parliament Hill and for the Australian High Commission. As a Councillor she hopes to maintain Westport’s unique character, while encouraging year-round tourism and sustainable growth. She believes that the health and vitality of Upper Rideau Lake and of the entire Rideau Valley watershed are of utmost importance to Westport’s future.
Meet Your Administration
Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Paul Snider began his new role as CAO/Clerk on January 23, 2017. Paul has 25 years experience in the municipal field, the most recent as the Director of Municipal Services/Clerk in Loyalist Township. Paul is a native of the Village of Westport and has deep roots in the community.
Anne-Marie joined the Village in April 2015. Anne-Marie enjoys the beauty of natural settings and small urban community living and brings with her, past work experience as Treasurer for a village in British Columbia. When her son, Kristopher, left the nest to cross oceans and establish his career as a robotics engineer, Anne-Marie decided to spread her wings and fly to a new adventure. As a butterfly attracted to colourful flowers, so is Anne-Marie to the beautiful 1000 Islands area, where she now resides in Gananoque. Summer mornings will find her at Westport’s harbour and dusk overlooking Westport Sand Lake.
Administrative Assistant/Accounting Clerk
Patti joined the Village in July 2017. Patti made the switch to the municipal field after spending her 25 year career as a Law Clerk working in Real Estate Law and later Family Law. In 2013, Patti relocated from Burlington, Ontario with her family to the Chaffey's Locks area and has not looked back. Patti has four children and has enjoyed many days travelling to and from hockey rinks and basketball courts over the years. Her most recent visit to the hockey rink was in Sweden to see her son where he was playing hockey in his first professional hockey season. When not at a rink or the basketball court, you will find Patti attending a yoga class, hiking the trails of Rideau Lakes with her two dogs or with her head in a book.