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Charlottetown City Council is comprised of a Mayor and ten Councillors representing 10 wards within the City. The Mayor is elected at large and Councillors are elected by ward with elections held every four years. The Mayor appoints Standing Committees from members of Council.

As per the Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act Section 19. (1), the mayor may appoint from among members of City Council, any standing committees consisting of such number of persons the mayor considers appropriate for (a) the better transaction of the business before Council: and (b) the discharge of any duty within the scope of the committee’s power.

Please find a copy of the City of Charlottetown’s present Committee structure as well as the Terms of Reference in the Quick Links at the top of the page.

Below you will find a short Biography on our present Mayor and members of City Council. Current Council was elected in November of 2010.

Clifford Lee, Mayor of CharlottetownClifford J. Lee (Mayor)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-566-9124 (H)
mayor@charlottetown.ca

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November of 1987, Mayor Clifford Lee has served consecutive terms to date. He was appointed Deputy Mayor in 2000. He was elected as the 45th Mayor of Charlottetown in November of 2003 and re-elected as Mayor in the 2006 and 2010 municipal elections. During his tenure as an elected municipal official, Mayor Lee has been chair of all Committees of City Council. Currently he chairs the City’s Urban Beautification & Forestry Committee and is an active member of the Advanced Planning, Priorities & Special Events Committee. As Mayor of Charlottetown, Mr. Lee is also a member of the Atlantic Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Atlantic Mayors Congress.

A graduate of Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown (Class of 1979), Mayor Lee has a long-established professional career in public service, working for the provincial government in a variety of professional capacities. His career began immediately following graduation as Assistant Manager of the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (1979 – 1992). He has since held the positions of Investigation & Auditing Services Supervisor with the Department of Health & Social Services (1992 – 2003) and Financial Officer with the Provincial Treasury (2003 - 2008). In 2008, Mayor Lee was seconded to Holland College to take on the position of Safety & Sustainability Officer.

Mayor Lee’s community involvement extends beyond his role as a municipal official. He has served as Coordinator and Manager of the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association. He has also served as an Assistant Coach for the Charlottetown Minor Baseball and Minor Hockey Associations. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, golfing, supporting minor league sports, hockey and public service.

Mayor Clifford Lee remains a life-long resident of the City of Charlottetown – the Birthplace of Confederation – with his wife Anne Marie and their son Jamie.


Edward RiceCouncillor Edward Rice - Ward 1

Phone 902-626-7732 (Cell)

Edward Rice was elected to represent Ward 1 in the last municipal election










Danny RedmondDaniel (Danny) J. Redmond - Ward 2 (Belvedere)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-388-0527 (Cell)
902-566- 4701 (Fax)
902-368-3294 (H)
dredmond@charlottetown.ca

Danny was born and raised in Charlottetown where he lives with his wife Paula and their two children.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November 2000, he was re-elected in 2003 and again in 2006. He has received his Certificate in Basic Counseling Skills from Holland College and his BA from UPEI. Throughout his career he has worked primarily in the Mental Health field and is currently working with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Danny has served the community through various organizations in a range of capacities including fund raising, coaching, and serving on the board of the PEI Tackle Football League, golf, hockey, and baseball are his primary leisure time interests.


Rob LantzRob Lantz - Ward 3 (Brighton)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-314-3714 (Cell)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
rlantz@charlottetown.ca

Rob is a lifelong resident of Ward 3, Brighton, where he was born, raised and educated. He attended West Kent Elementary, Queen Charlotte Junior High and Colonel Gray High School before earning a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) from the University of Prince Edward Island. Rob lives on Crestwood Drive with his wife Kelly and his two sons, Brodie and Ronan.

After successfully operating his own reforestation company, which planted millions of trees on private and Crown land across PEI, Rob returned to school and received an Advanced Diploma from Holland college in Business Information Systems Development. He has worked in the information technology sector for over ten years and is presently employed as an IT Consultant specializing in Human Resource applications for large private corporations and public sector clients. He has been involved in a variety of significant provincial and municipal projects in PEI and throughout Atlantic Canada.

Rob enjoys volunteering his time and technical expertise with a number of charitable organizations and public interests groups.


Mitchell TweelMitchell G. Tweel - Ward 4 (St. Avard's)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-393-5538 (Cell)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-894-8263 (H)
mitchell.tweel@pei.sympatico.ca
Mitchell was born and raised in Charlottetown and works in the family businesses.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in October 1994, he is now in his sixth consecutive term. He earned his BA and Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island and took the Law, Politics, and Jurisprudence Program at St. Mary’s University.

His public and community service includes being chair/president/member of various organizations as well as a volunteer in fund raising initiatives. Mitchell's leisure time is spent enjoying weight training, football, and music.


Sterling MacFadyenSterling MacFadyen (Deputy Mayor) - Ward 5 (Spring Park)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-892-5695 (H)
smacfadyen@charlottetown.ca

Stu is a lifelong resident of the City of Charlottetown and lives with his wife Cindy and their son Jeremy on Newland Crescent. Stu has three other children; Gordie, Heather and David, all Island residents and is grandfather to four.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November 2000, he was appointed Deputy Mayor in 2003 and is now entering his third consecutive term. He attended St. Dunstan’s University, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the University of New Brunswick. A former teacher and city employee, Stu has had great involvement with the City and has been very active in the community. He has served on many boards, has been involved with the coaching of various sports and, in his leisure time, enjoys watching Rocket hockey, other sporting activities and attending the many cultural events at the Confederation Centre.


David MacDonaldDavid MacDonald - Ward 6 (Mount Edward)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-393-5528 (Cell)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-892-9639 (H)
dmacdonald@charlottetown.ca

David, his wife Cheryl and their children Craig, Brady and Marlee have lived in the Sherwood Community of Charlottetown since 1980. He joined Veterans Affairs Canada in1981 and currently holds the position of Director, Property Management. Since April, 2001, he has been on secondment to Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion as a Real Property Consultant.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in 2006, he was re-elected to a second four year term in November, 2010. Prior to amalgamation in 1995, he served three terms on the Community of Sherwood Council. He was elected as a School Board Trustee for the Eastern School District and served three terms from 1999 until 2007. He did not re-offer as a Trustee in the 2007 election because of his commitments as a City Councillor.

David attended the University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College and has studied at the University of London in the International Programme. He received Certificates from York University School of Business in Facilitation/Mediation and in Advanced Facilitation/Mediation, as well as a Certificate in Real Property. In 1999 he received a Public Service Excellence Award, he is a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal recipient and in June, 2010, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.

David has played and coached many sports and he continues to play golf and bicycle. He also enjoys reading, movies and family travel.


Cecil VillardCecil F. Villard - Ward 7 (Beach Grove)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-5664701 (Fax)
902-368-2889 (Home)
cvillard@charlottetown.ca

Cecil was born in Charlottetown and lives with his wife Carolyn at 169 Royalty Road. Cecil has two children; Candice and Cody. He is a long distance runner, an avid golfer and a squash player.

Cecil has an educational background in health administration and has been employed in the health sector for the past twenty-eight (28) years. He is currently the director of community hospitals and continuing care for the provincial Department of Health.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November 2003, he served as chair of the human resources and pension committee and the police and bylaw enforcement committee, as well as the chair of the youth advisory committee. Reelected to Council in November 2006, he is presently serving a four-year term. He is the chair of the finance, audit and tendering committee, vice-chair of the economic development and tourism committee and environment committee, and a member of the fire and emergency services committee.

Cecil has been very active in his community over the years. He has chaired the CIBC Run for the Cure for breast cancer for the last five years and serves as a board member of the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Cecil has also been involved with Special Olympics for more than 20 years, being instrumental in starting the Special Olympics Chapter in P.E.I. He has served as the President of Special Olympics P.E.I. from 1997-2000, served on the Board of Special Olympics Canada from 1999-2005 and was national liaison with the Host Committee for the Special Olympics Canada National Winter Games. In 2001, he received the “Hero Award” for his outstanding contribution to Special Olympics International, the Jim Thompson Award in 2002 for his contribution to the Special Olympics movement in Canada, and the President’s Award in 2004 from Special Olympics P.E.I. He is also a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Prince Edward Island Sport Administrator of the Year for 2002, and the Institute of Public Administration Award for Excellence in Community Service in 2005. In December of 2004, he was selected as one of two representatives from P.E.I. to participate as an election observer as part of the Canadian Election Observer Mission to Ukraine.


Jason CoadyJason E. Coady – Ward 8 (Highfield)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-218-5734 (Cell)

jascoady@charlottetown.ca

Jason and his wife, Kim, live in Charlottetown with their daughter, Marley. A graduate of UPEI, Jason has a degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Public Administration. Raised in Ward 8, Jason attended Sherwood School, Stonepark Intermediate, and Charlottetown Rural High School.

An employee of Consolidated Credit Union since 2002, Jason has worked mainly in the areas of commercial and personal lending. Jason has also served as manager of one of the local credit union branches. In 2009, Jason completed the Management Studies Program through Dalhousie University, which designated him as an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada. Jason has a designated specialty in lending studies.

A former member of the Charlottetown Abbies and the Sherwood Falcons, Jason has coached minor hockey in Sherwood and, in his spare time, enjoys watching local sporting events.



Melissa HiltonMelissa Hilton - Ward 9 (Stonepark)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-394-0320 (Cell)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-892-1698 (H)
mhilton@charlottetown.ca

Melissa was born and raised in Charlottetown where she lives with her husband Rob Gallant and two daughters.

Melissa was first elected in October, 2005 and re-Elected to Charlottetown City Council in November 2006. She received her BA major Psychology from U.P.E.I. in 1990.

Melissa is an active board member with the Four Neighborhood Community Health Centre and the Island Fitness Council. In her spare time she teaches aerobic classes, enjoys swimming, playing squash and watching her daughters in their sporting activities.


Terence BernardTerence H. Bernard - Ward 10 (Falconwood)
Phone 902-566-5548 (City Hall)
902-628-5393 (Cell)
902-566-4701 (Fax)
902-368-1634 (H)
tbernard@charlottetown.ca

Born and raised in Charlottetown, Terry lives here with his wife Sandy and their three children.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November 2000, Terry was re-elected in November 2006 for his third term. He graduated from Holland College in 1984. After working with Maritime Marketing Terry assumed duties with the Provincial Government in 1986 where he is still currently employed today.

Terry’s public and community service involvement includes being coach, president, organizer and manager of a number of sporting organizations. Terry spends his leisure time with activities such as golf, hockey, woodworking, camping, fishing, and spending quality time with family.


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