Mayor and Council Members
Comox has a Mayor and six Councillors, elected at large for four-year terms (ending October 2022).
The Mayor and the Councillors are shown below as follows (left to right):
- Alex Bissinger, Councillor
- Ken Grant, Councillor
- Nicole Minions, Councillor
- Russ Arnott, Mayor
- Stephanie McGowan, Councillor
- Maureen Swift, Councillor
- Pat McKenna, Councillor
View Council Meetings via Livestream: Available shortly before 5:00 pm on each Regular Council Meeting date via the Town of Comox YouTube channel.
Meeting Schedule: Regular Council Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm and; Strategic Planning Committee Meetings are scheduled for either the second or fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Click here to view the current schedule.
Location: All meetings are held in Council Chambers located at 1801B Beaufort Avenue, (beside d’Esterre Senior Centre). PLEASE NOTE: At this time, due to COVID-19, Regular Council Meetings will be conducted by electronic means with some members of Council participating electronically. While the public will not be permitted to be in attendance, the public may view the live-streamed proceedings of Council via the Town of Comox YouTube page.
Submitting Public Questions: A Public Question Period takes place at the end of each Regular Council Meeting. As residents are unable to attend meetings in person at this time, questions about specific agenda items can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org up to 4:30 pm each Regular Council Meeting day. Questions will be read out at the meeting and responses provided. Please include both your name and full address for identification purposes.
Appear as a Delegation: If you want to appear before Council - complete and submit a Request to Appear as a Delegation form.
Submitting Written Submissions: If you wish to provide a written submission to Council, please send an email to email@example.com or a letter via mail / in-person to the address noted below. Written submissions to Council, including personal information, may be considered in a public meeting and/or made public on our website. Copies may also be provided to someone who asks. Please do not give more personal information than is necessary, and do not include any defamatory or other inappropriate information (which the Town accepts no responsibility or liability for). Personal information you provide to the Town is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used for purposes related to its subject.
View the 2021 Strategic Priorities Chart
Mayor’s Inaugural Address and Year in Review
Mayor Arnott's 2020 Year in Review
Mayor Arnott's 2019 Year in Review
If you would like to send a message to Council as a whole, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and each member will receive a copy of your message. Please include your full name and address with your message. If you are submitting a hard copy in person please submit copy and we will ensure distribution to each of the council members.
Mayor Russ Arnott
Councillor Alex Bissinger
Councillor Ken Grant
Councillor Stephanie McGowan
Councillor Pat McKenna
Councillor Nicole Minions
Councillor Maureen Swift