Mayor & Council

Council Photo 2018 Top Row (L-R): Councillor Tim Brown, Councillor Joel Field, Councillor Ross O’Hara, Councillor Grant Purdy

Bottom Row (L-R): Councillor Mary-Pat Gleeson, CAO/Treasurer Rick Charlebois, Mayor John McCharles, Councillor Liz Welsh


John McCharles 2014 John McCharles
284 Evergreen Trail, Petrolia
(519) 882-2455

Tim Brown 2014 Tim Brown
4005 Joe Street, Petrolia
(519) 882-3823
Joel Field 2014 Joel Field
4361 Sixth Street
(519) 882-3903
Mary Pat Gleeson Mary-Pat Gleeson
454 Maude Street
(519) 882-1718
Ross OHara 2014 Ross O’Hara
481 Maude Street
(519) 882-1293
Grant Purdy Grant Purdy
486 A First Ave.
(519) 312-2450
Liz Welsh 2014 Liz Welsh
425 Queen Street
(519) 882-0825

Council Meetings

All Council Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are held in the Council Chambers at Victoria Hall.

Agenda’s for the upcoming meetings will be posted the Friday prior to the meeting. Please join us.

Council Agendas
Council Meeting Schedule

Requesting a Certificate

We provide congratulatory certificates to individuals, groups, businesses and other organizations in Petrolia to commemorate anniversaries, birthdays, milestone occasions, official openings and other special honours.

If you would like to request a certificate, please include all of the following details:

• Type of certificate requested
• Name of recipient
• Address of recipient
• Date of anniversary/birthday/occasion
• Date of celebration (if different)
• Pick up or mailed?
• Mailed to recipient or contact?
• Your name
• Your phone number
• Your email
• Your address

These certificates are not civic endorsements.

Requests should be sent to Mandi Pearson – Deputy Clerk/Operations Clerk (at least 14 days prior to your event).
E-mail your request to: mpearson@petrolia.ca or call: (519)882-2350.

Requesting Town Pins

If your charitable organization, agency or sports team would like to hand out town pins at an upcoming meeting, event or tournament, please include the following details:

• Your name
• Your organization
• Your phone number
• Your address
• Your email
• Request and reason

Requests should be sent to Laurissa Ellsworth – Director of Marketing, Arts and Communications at least 14 days prior to your event.
E-mail your request to: lellsworth@petrolia.ca or call: (519)882-2350, Ext. 231.


Council Remuneration Reports

2017 – Council remuneration and expense report

2016 Council Remuneration and Expense Report

2015 – Council remuneration and expense report

2014 – Council remuneration and expense report


Council Code of Conduct

Council Code of Conduct


Integrity Commissioner, Closed Meeting Investigator and Office of the Ombudsman

Integrity Commissioner:

Amberley Gavel http://www.agavel.com/

I/C Investigations:

Bellchamber – Final Report Feb 12 2018

Closed Meeting Investigator:

Office of the Ontario Ombudsman https://ombudsman.on.ca/home

Ombudsman Complaint:


Town of Petrolia – Ombudsman Report – May 2018