City Council appoints Ward 5 Councillor

This article, from November 12, has information on the appointment of the new councillor for Ward 5.

Hello Ward 5 Neighbours,

Councillors voted in a new councillor at a special meeting this week to fill the seat vacated by Chad Collins.

For more details, please continue reading below…

City Council appoints new Ward 5 Councillor

The full City release can be found here.

NOVEMBER 12 2021

HAMILTON, ON – At today’s special meeting of City Council, Russ Powers was appointed as Ward 5 Councillor. 

Powers has more than 30 years of political experience as both a former Hamilton Ward Councillor, a Member of Parliament and has been an active leader in committees that impact the municipality. Some of his past roles include president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, national vice-president of the Canadian Urban Transit Association, director of the International Joint Commission for the Great Lakes, as well as chair and commissioner of the Niagara Escarpment Commission.

He was also named the Community of Dundas’ Citizen of the Year in 2016 and has been inducted into the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Roll of Honour. 

The appointment is effective until a new Council is sworn in after the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. A total of 21 candidates participated in the appointment process. Each candidate was given an opportunity to address Council at today’s meeting.

City Council voted to use an appointment process to fill this vacancy at its meeting in September.

More information about the appointment process and the applicants is available at

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