Council

Elected members of the Town Council are the policy and decision makers for the Town of Port McNeill. Current members are Mayor Gabriele Wickstrom, Councillors Ann-Marie Baron, Shelley Downey, Derek Koel and Ryan Mitchell. View the Council Portfolios by clicking here.

The administrative staff is responsible for implementing the policies established by Council.

Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1775 Furney Place, Port McNeill. The meetings are public and everyone is welcome. From time to time and by resolution changes to the regular Council meeting dates may occur due to Statutory Holidays, Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, and other events.

2021 Meeting Dates here.

If you wish to view an agenda for a meeting, they are ready by the Friday afternoon preceding each scheduled meeting and available at the Town Office.

If you wish to view the minutes for a meeting, they are ready by the Monday following the meeting in which they are accepted by Council.

If you wish to attend a Council Meeting and address the Council, please notify Reception, in writing, by 4:30 pm on the 1st or 3rd Monday of the month (one week prior to the meeting). Agendas are prepared and sent on the Thursday (5 days) before the Council meeting.

Mayor Gabriele Wickstrom
  • RCMP Liaison
  • VIR Library Member Chair
  • Regional District Hospital
  • Community Forest Representative
  • Youth Liaison
Councillor Ann-Marie Baron
  • Harbour Advisory Group Liaison
  • Fire Department Liaison
  • Museum Liaison
Councillor Shelley Downey
  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison
  • MH Heath Network Steering Com. Representative
  • Tourism Advisory Committee Liaison
  • Seniors Liaison
Councillor Derek Koel
  • Public Works Liaison
  • Parks and Rec Liaison
  • Vancouver Island North Tourism Advisory Committee
Councillor Ryan Mitchell
  • Emergency Management BC Liaison
  • Ferry Advisory Representative
  • Airport Liaison
  • Not-For-Profit Liaison
  • Vancouver Island North Training & Attraction Society Liaison