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Christine Robinson, Mayor

Christine Robinson

Phone: 519-369-2200
mayor@westgrey.com

Mayor Christine Robinson is a passionate community leader dedicated to building a vibrant West Grey.  She is committed to citizen engagement, progressive partnerships and collaborative leadership.

Christine knows the municipal world. She brings over 30 years of government experience, having held progressive leadership roles at a number of municipalities.  She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management and has attained the level of Certified Municipal Officer. She has been a resident of West Grey for over a decade, residing with her husband Scott on their 50-acre equestrian farm located just outside Durham, in the former Township of Bentinck.

In addition to her duties as Mayor, Christine serves on a number of important boards and committees. Mayor Robinson is the Chair of the West Grey Police Services Board, she sits on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Board, the Grey County Long-term Health Care Committee, and is the ex-officio officer for all West Grey Committees of Council.

Mayor Robinson is honoured to be representing the residents of West Grey and leading a Council committed to transparency, sustainability and innovation.

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:

402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Office: 369-2200, Ext 232

Home: 519-369-1505



Tom Hutchinson, Deputy Mayor

Tom Hutchinson

Phone: 519-665-7777
deputymayor@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0



Beth Hamilton, Councillor

Beth Hamilton

Phone: 519-369-0309
bhamilton@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0



Rebecca Hergert, Councillor

Rebecca Hergert

Phone: 519-321-9235
rhergert@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Rebecca’s family in Iowa has a cash-cropping farm operation (corn and soy beans), along with beef cows. Rebecca and her husband have lived in West Grey since 2007. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa. Her studies at the University of Waterloo would earn her a minor in International Affairs. Rebecca has political experience working in the House of Representative in Iowa. She worked for Service Ontario, specifically the Land Registry Office in Grey County. Rebecca currently is a law clerk at a firm in Brockton. Rebecca is married with three boys. The Hergert’s reside in the historic village of Nenagh, Ontario. The entire family enjoys roller skating frequently, in Neustadt. The Hergert’s appreciate the airport, and library as well. They really adore the beautiful area they have chosen to live.

If you have an idea or concern Council should hear, please share it rhergert@westgrey.com.

 



Doug Hutchinson, Councillor

Doug Hutchinson

Phone: 519-369-3186
doughutchinson@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Doug was born in Flesherton and grew up in the Priceville area and Proton Station. He attended Grey Highlands Secondary School and the University of Western Ontario. Doug has worked in the education field for almost 30 years, first as a teacher at Durham District Community School then as a vice-principal in Owen Sound and Walkerton before becoming a principal at Lucknow Public School. He retired in 2008. Doug takes pride in his varied work experience, previous to, and during teaching, in the wood-working industry, golf course maintenance, road and bridge construction, S.V.C.A. park attendant, Ontario Hydro and farm hand.

Doug has always been an active community member and plans to work hard as a council member. He enjoyed his coaching days while teaching, plus with the Durham Soccer Club. He continues to be involved in hockey, curling, and running.

Doug has been married for 41+ years to Mary and has 3 children: James, Amanda, and Holly and one grandchild, Wyatt. He has lived in the Durham area for 35 years.

 



Geoffrey Shea, Councillor

Geoffrey Shea

Phone: 647-330-2989
gshea@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Geoffrey has lived and raised a family in West Grey for 30 years. He is an artist working in film and video and has shown his work internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Holstein Christmas Parade. Geoffrey teaches part-time at OCADU, an art and design university in Toronto. He served on Council in the early 2000s, including appointments to the SVCA and the West Grey Fire Board. He is a disability advocate and supports community activism in many forms.

 



Stephen Townsend, Councillor

Stephen Townsend

Phone: 519-369-4012
stownsend@westgrey.com

Correspondence directed to Members of Council may be mailed or delivered to:
402813 Grey Rd 4 RR 2
Durham, ON N0G 1R0



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