City council


Kitchener City Council: 2019-2022

Picture of Kitchener Council Members

Kitchener city council is elected to act in the best interest of our community.

Made up of one mayor and 10 councillors, members are responsible for representing their constituents when making decisions that affect local policies, programs and services while keeping the wellbeing and financial integrity of the city in mind.

Only our mayor is elected by voters from across the city; councillors are elected by voters within specific wards. The term of office for the mayor and council is four years.

Currently, eight of our 10 city councillors have served at least two consecutive terms; our mayor has been a member of city council for more than 20 years.

In addition to their roles on city council, members may also be appointed to local or regional boards and advisory committees; and they have the opportunity to represent the city on committees for municipal advocacy groups, such as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Council and committee meetings

City council meets for regularly scheduled council and committee meetings throughout the year. Check out our calendar for upcoming meeting dates and times. Meetings are open to the general public.

Agendas and reports for council meetings are published online 10 days before the meeting. Archived minutes and reports are generally made available 10 days after a meeting.

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