Council Members 2014-2018 Term

Rick Kieri - Reeve                             email   

Rudy Buitenhuis- Councillor             email

William Groenheide - Councillor      email

Karen O'Gorman - Councillor           email

Wendy Wright - Councillor                 email

Council Meetings
Click on the link below to view past council meeting minutes
Council Meeting Agenda & Minutes (DROPBOX - PDF File)

For a limited time we had offered the public full viewing access to the entire agenda.  This was offered for a limited time - trial basis.  The township is looking at the possibility of offering the full agenda to our residents at a small fee to cover the cost of preparing the documents.  Please send us feedback with your comments to  
The Township of Gillies.

If you would like to speak to council at a meeting, please notify the Clerk. Requests to speak to council must be received by 4:30 PM the Wednesday prior to the Monday night council meeting to be included on the agenda. Requests to speak to council received after that cut off time, will be included on the next agenda, unless otherwise authorized by council. All requests to speak to council must include a written summary of the issue to be discussed


If you have an idea or an issue that requires the attention of council, please direct any written correspondence to the Clerk. Correspondence received the Wednesday prior to the Monday night council meeing will be included on the agenda. Correspondance received after that cut off time, will be included on the next agenda, unless otherwise authorized by council.

Council meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month except for the months of July, August and December. If a meeting date falls on a statutory holiday, the meeting shall be held on the Wednesday of the same week.

Meetings start at 7PM at the Municipal Office.

The conduct of meetings, include where and when they are held, notice of regular and special meetings, the rules of debate and the process for delegations, follow the Procedural By-law.

(PDF File)     .


Governing the Proceedings of Council -
By-Law 2016-001

Accountabilty and Transparency -
By-law #608

Delegation of Powers and Duties -
By-law #610

Remuneration of Council Members -
By-law #2010-675 (amended By-Law 2016-011)






Council Member


Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA)


Wendy Wright


Thunder Bay Emergency Measures Organization (EMO)


Karen O’Gorman

Rick Kieri

Thunder Bay District Municipal League (TBDML)


Wendy Wright

Rick Kieri

Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC)


William Groenheide

Rick Kieri

Lakehead Rural Planning Board (LRPB)


Rudy Buitenhuis


Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB)

Mayor Lucy Kloosterhuis of Oliver Paipoonge


Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU)


(Representative from Neebing)


Veterinary Committee


William Groenheide

Rudy Buitenhuis

Advisory Committees



Fire Protection Committee

Rudy Buitenhuis

Wendy Wright

Roads Advisory Committee

Rick Kieri

Rudy Buitenhuis

General Advisory Committee

William Groenheide

Karen O’Gorman







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