The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires municipalities to keep a registry of all declarations made under the act.

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  1. Submit a conflict of interest
  2. Online registry
  3. Mayor and council declarations
  4. Committee member declarations

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Online registry

Past term registries are available online:


Mayor and council declarations

We will add declared conflicts of interest to the accordions below as they are declared.

Mayor - Berry Vrbanovic

February 27, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: OPA22/02/F/BB & ZBA22/02/F/BB - 142-146 Fergus Avenue
  • general nature of conflict: I own property within the circulation area for the properties in question.

February 13, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: 5.1 - OPA22/02/F/BB & ZBA22/02/F/BB - 142-146 Fergus Avenue
  • general nature of conflict: I own property within the circulation area for the said application.
Ward 1 - Scott Davey

March 20, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matterOfficial Plan Amendment OPA21/009/K/AP and Zoning By-law Amendment ZBA21/014/K/AP, 4396 King Street East & 25 Sportsworld Drive, Sportsworld Shopping Centre and Taylorwood Park Homes Inc, DSD-2023-021
  • general nature of conflict: My spouse's place of employment is the adjacent property (Costco Wholesale)

March 6, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matterOfficial Plan Amendment OPA21/009/K/AP and Zoning By-law Amendment ZBA21/014/K/AP, 4396 King Street East & 25 Sportsworld Drive, Sportsworld Shopping Centre and Taylorwood Park Homes Inc, DSD-2023-021
  • general nature of conflict: My spouse's place of employment is adjacent to this property.
Ward 2 - Dave Schnider
None at this time.
Ward 3 - Jason Deneault

February 26, 2024 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: 2.3 lower doon in Camera session
  • general nature of conflict: My spouse works at Conestoga College.

February 12, 2024 - City Council

  • subject matter: Pinnacle Drive/Lower Doon
  • general nature of conflict: My spouse works at Conestoga College

January 22, 2024 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: Pinnacle Drive/Lower Doon 
  • general nature of conflict: My spouse works at Conestoga College. 

November 6, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: 6.3
  • general nature of conflict: My wife works at the college

October 30, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: Lower Doon
  • general nature of conflict: My wife works at Conestoga College.
Ward 4 - Christine Michaud

February 13, 2023 - Community and Infrastructure Services Committee

  • subject matter: Biehn Drive Extension Item 5.1
  • general nature of conflict: A family member lives in close proximity to this project
Ward 5 - Ayo Owodunni

February 12, 2024 - City Council

  • subject matter: 86 Pinnacle Drive, Kitchener
  • general nature of conflict: I work at Conestoga College as a part time instructor. Conestoga is close to the area.

January 22, 2024 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: 86 Pinnacle Drive 
  • general nature of conflict: I am a part time instructor at Conestoga College 

October 30, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: Matters being discussed, in reference to Official Plan Amendment Application OPA23/013/K/JZ, Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA23/232/K/JZ, Lower Doon Land Use Study, DSD-2023-434.
  • general nature of conflict: I work at Conestoga College as a Part Time Professor
Ward 6 - Paul Singh

October 16, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Potential Land Acquisition and Disposition (Land Acquisition and Disposition - Section 239 (c))
  • general nature of conflict: Due to family owning property within the vicinity the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

October 2, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Potential Land Acquisition (Land Acquisition - Section 239 (c))
  • general nature of conflict: Due to family owning property within the vicinity the subject property & report and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

September 25, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA23/032/V/CD, Lifting of Holding Provision 43H, 120 Victoria Street South, Glovebox (2019) Inc
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and my family owning property within the vicinity the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

September 25, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: Official Plan Amendment Application OPA22/004/V/KA, Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA22/006/V/KA, 130-142 Victoria Street South, 1936026 Ontario Inc., DSD-2023-365 .
  • general nature of conflict: On the agenda this date as I and a members of my family owns property in the 240 meter public notice vicinity of the subject property.

September 18, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: OPA22/004/V/KA, Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA22/006/V/KA, 130-142 Victoria Street South, 1936026 Ontario Inc.
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and family owning property within the vicinity the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

September 18, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA23/032/V/CD, Lifting of Holding Provision 43H, 120 Victoria Street South, Glovebox (2019) Inc
  • general nature of conflict: Due to family owning property within the vicinity the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

August 14, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Fire Station Development (Land Acquisition - Section 239 (c))
  • general nature of conflict: Due to family owning property within the vicinity the subject property and discussion. Did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

June 26, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: "Official Plan Amendment Application OPA23/003/V/CD, and Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA23/007/MV/CD, 97-101 Park Street and 186-194 Victoria Street South, 1928393 Ontario Inc., DSD-2023-236, Item 7.2.a."
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and my family owning property within the 240 meter public notice vicinity of the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter or the necessary By-laws.

May 8, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Item 5.1 on the Special Council agenda earlier this date, declared a pecuniary interest regarding Affordable Housing Initiative (Information explicitly supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board by Canada, a province or territory or a Crown agency - Section 239 (h)) listed as item 5.1 on the Special Council agenda earlier this date, "
  • general nature of conflict: As I and my family owns property in the vicinity of the subject report and nature there of.

May 8, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: "Official Plan Amendment OPA22/001/K/KA, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, King-Charles Properties (Kitchener) Limited, 1001 King Street East, DSD-2023-151"
  • general nature of conflict: As my family owns property in the vicinity of the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion regarding this
    matter.

April 24, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: "Official Plan Amendment OPA22/001/K/KA, Zoning Bylaw Amendment, King-Charles Properties (Kitchener) Limited, 1001 King Street East, DSD-2023-151"
  • general nature of conflict: Due to a family member owning property within the 240 meter public notice vicinity.

March 20, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: "Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment - 146-162 Victoria Street South and 92-110 Park Street"
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and family members owning property within the 240 meter public notice vicinity of the subject property and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter.

March 20, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: Community Centre Redevelopment (Land Acquisition-Disposition - Section 239 (c))
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and a family member owning property within the vicinity and did not participate in any voting or discussion on the matter.

February 27, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: "Ontario Land Tribunal Matter (declared a conflict with regards to Settlement of a Matter Before the Ontario Land Tribunal that was arising for Council consideration this date, which was also considered as item 2.5 on the Special Council agenda earlier this date)"
  • general nature of conflict: As I and my family owns property in the vicinity of the subject report and direction sought.

February 2, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Connaught St, Mill St, 620304006 Mill/Courtland community centre
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and my family members owning property in the vicinity of the subject project and report.

January 23, 2023 - Special Council

  • subject matter: Engineering - Two Engineering Reconstruction projects noted in Appendix B page B37, 901004027 Mill St - Stirling B38 and 901004085 Connaught St - Ninth to Traynor to Ottawa
  • general nature of conflict: Due to I and family members owning property within the vicinity of the projects.
Ward 7 - Bil Ioannidis
None at this time.
Ward 8 - Margaret Johnston

January 22, 2024 - City Council meeting

  • subject matter: Committee of the Whole: Dog Designation ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS Dog Designation Appeal - Adams, COR-2024-058 
  • general nature of conflict: I Know one of the people involved 

August 14, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting

  • subject matter: 5.3 Collaboration Space in the UW Innovation Arena, DSD-2023-328
  • general nature of conflict: due to my employment at the University of Waterloo
Ward 9 - Debbie Chapman
None at this time.
Ward 10 - Stephanie Stretch

January 29, 2024 - City Council

  • subject matter: MTSA Study area
  • general nature of conflict: I live and own property (118 and 112 Young St) in and close to the MTSA study area.

January 22, 2024 - City Council

  • subject matter: Heritage Item #2 - 21 Weber St.
  • general nature of conflict: I live and own property at (118 and 112 Young St. ) close to the subject matter.
Ward 10 - Aislinn Clancy

September 25, 2023 - City Council

  • subject matter: item 7.2a, 11.2.a
  • general nature of conflict: I own property in close proximity to the Shanley street development.

September 18, 2023 - Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • subject matter: 3.1 consent items
  • general nature of conflict: I own property in close proximity of the development in question.

December 19, 2022 - City Council meeting

  • subject matter: item 7.2F
  • general nature of conflict: My parents live/own a property close to the proposed development.

December 19, 2022 - Special Council meeting

  • subject matter: land transfer - item 4.2
  • general nature of conflict: I am an employee of the organization in question.

December 12, 2022 - Special Council meeting

  • subject matter: 2.2 - land transfer
  • general nature of conflict: I am employed by the the organization in question.

December 12, 2022 - Special Council meeting

  • subject matter: development at 4220 King St. and 25 Sports World Crossing rd.
  • general nature of conflict: My parent's home is in close proximity of the development.

Committee member declarations

We will add declared conflicts of interest to the accordions below as they are declared.

Heritage Kitchener

Ilona Bodendorfer - May 7, 2024 meeting

  • subject matter: 4.2 Draft Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) - Hidden Valley Secondary Plan – Land Use Implementation Project , DSD-2024-193
  • general nature of conflict: Close family member owns property in adjacent subdivision.

Andrew Portengen - April 2, 2024 meeting

  • subject matter: 4.3 Notice of Intention to Designate - 10 Duke Street West under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, DSD-2024-133 
  • general nature of conflict: Potential conflict on this item as my employer (WalterFedy) is involved in the development project as the Civil Engineer. 

Andrew Portengen - February 6, 2024 meeting

  • subject matter: Item 4.1 Heritage Permit Application-2024-IV-01, 25 Joseph Street, Replacement of Windows, DSD-2024-052 
  • general nature of conflict: I am a member of the Board of Directors for Kitchener Housing Inc. which is the owner of the subject property. 
Committee of Adjustment

Robert McColl - January 16, 2024 meeting

  • subject matter: B2023-042 A2023-135 A2023-136 52 Edgehill Dr.
  • general nature of conflict: Applicant is an adjacent neighbour

Scott Hannah - December 12, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: A 2023-142 807 Frederick Street
  • general nature of conflict: I am the Project Manager retained by the Owner to achieve Site Plan Approval and assist with the redevelopment of the subject lands.

Bob McColl - November 21, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: DSD-2023-498 52 Edgehill Dr.
  • general nature of conflict: I am an adjacent neighbour

Douglas Pateman - March 21, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: 709 Glasgow St, Kitchener, ON N2M 2N7
  • general nature of conflict: Conflicted out from work.

Scott Hannah - March 21, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: B2023-011 A2023 -038 131 St. George Street
  • general nature of conflict: My Son owns the property next door on Cedar Street and is the most affected by the proposed development.

Brian Santos - March 21, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: A 2022-126 - 44 Rusholme Road, DSD-2023-119
  • general nature of conflict: Friend of the owners. I live nearby (one street over).

David Gundrum - March 21, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: B 2023-011 & A 2023-038 - 131 St. George Street
  • general nature of conflict: My family and I live on the same street and same block as the subject property.

Brian Santos - January 17, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: A 2022-126 - 44 Rusholme Road, DSD-2022-460 
  • general nature of conflict: Personally know the owners of this property. 

Brian Santos - January 17, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: A 2023-008 - 36 Orchard Park Crescent, DSD-2023-044 
  • general nature of conflict: My parents are the immediate neighbours.
Downtown Kitchener BIA

Darryl Moore - May 24, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: Budget Voting / Discussions Line - see below
  • general nature of conflict: I will declare a conflict of interest when discussing and voting on the 2024 budget line items specifically relating to " ANY FUNDS granted to the City of Kitchener for Canada Day and for Way Back Concert". My company has been hired to manage and operate the beer gardens for these 2 events.
Economic Development Advisory Committee

Jason Malfara - November 22, 2023 meeting

  • subject matter: Major Transit Station Area Planning Framework
  • general nature of conflict: I own property within the study boundaries.
Property standards committee

Cyrus Medina - December 14, 2022 meeting

  • subject matter: Appeal 2022-09 - 188 Highland road west
  • general nature of conflict: I live in a property along Patricia Ave Kitchener adjacent to 188 Highland Road west.