City Council

The Mayor and Council make up the local government for the City of Brantford. The City is divided into five Wards

The decision-making process at the City of Brantford involves a series of Committees that report to City Council. Committees propose, review and debate policies and recommendations before they are proposed at City Council meetings for debate. 

To ensure citizens are engaged and have ongoing opportunities to interact with Council, residents are invited to appear before Council or Committees as individual or group delegations to speak to a subject or item on a meeting agenda. 

Brantford Ward Councillors

The 2022-26 term of Brantford City Council was elected on October 24, 2022.  

Ward 1
 There are 2 Councillors in Ward 1:
Michael Sullivan

Councillor Sullivan and his wife Joanne are the proud parents of three sons Eric, Joshua, Luke and a beloved West Highland Terrier/Japanese Spitz cross named Roxie, and have called Brantford’s Ward 1 home since 2008.  Prior to being elected to Brantford City Council, Councillor Sullivan served his community through his volunteer work with the Kidz Club program, and various environmental clean-up initiatives. He has also served on both the City’s Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee and the Brantford Heritage Committee. Councillor Sullivan brings over 25 years of diverse business experience to his role on Council, including expertise in the areas of government finance, operations management, healthcare, and transportation/logistics. Councillor Sullivan holds diplomas in Accounting, Advanced Systems Administration, LAN Networking, Computer Maintenance Technology and Servant Leadership, from various post-secondary institutions. 

Councillor Sullivan is eager to help resolve and alleviate some of the community’s current challenges while contributing to building a more vibrant and thriving Brantford.

Phone: 519-732-1901             

EmailMichaelSullivan@brantford.ca

Rose Sicoli

Councillor Rose Sicoli

Rose Sicoli has called West Brant home for the last 14 years. Married to her high school sweetheart Tony, together they have 2 children, Haillie-Jade & Sophia (and a grumpy old English Bulldog, Louie!) Rose comes from a big (LOUD!) Italian family, is passionate about maintaining traditions, promoting family values, and enthusiastically supporting her multicultural community.

Rose brings a vast amount of experience, community involvement, and a unique skill set to her position of Councillor for Ward 1. Driven to make a meaningful difference in her community, Rose has always been an avid and active volunteer. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Brantford Regional Real Estate Association since 2014, and served as President and Spokesperson in 2019 and 2020. Furthermore, as a Committee member with the Ontario Real Estate Association Rose spent 4 years advocating for ways to help individuals achieve the dream of home ownership by working to find creative solutions to offer more affordable housing options.

Rose has also served on a number of Advisory Committees for the City of Brantford including the Brownfields Community Advisory Committee, the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force, the South-West Sports Complex Task Force, the Tourism Advisory Committee and the Multi-Use Trails and Bikeways Advisory Committee.

As a natural communicator with a keen business sense, strong leadership skills, and extensive advocacy experience, Councillor Sicoli is eager and ready to serve the Brantford community.

Phone/Text: 226-388-1623

EmailRSicoli@brantford.ca

Ward 2
 There are two Councillors in Ward 2:
John Sless

Councillor John SlessMy wife Irene and I have lived in the same house in Henderson Survey for the past 34 years. All of our eight children attended James Hiller elementary school as well as Brantford Collegiate Institute. We thoroughly enjoy our nine grandchildren and are looking forward to two upcoming weddings for two of our sons.

Prior to entering municipal government, I was involved in amongst other things Big Brothers, minor hockey, Brantford Jaycees and the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

I was first elected to Brantford City Council in 1991 and have served for eight terms. During my tenure, I have chaired or served on nearly every City board, committee, and task force.

My goals this term include keeping property taxes affordable, bringing on line the expansion lands and continuing to do the day-to-day constituent work assisting residents with their problems and concerns.

There is nothing more rewarding for me than to be able to assist a fellow citizen in dealing with a situation and helping them navigate a system that can be very intimidating. Our future as a city has never been brighter.

Phone: 226-387-3714
Fax: 519-759-7840
Email: johnsless@brantford.ca

Gino Caputo

Phone: 226-388-3421

EmailGinoCaputo@brantford.ca

Ward 3
 There are two Councillors in Ward 3:
Greg Martin 

Councillor Greg Martin

Born and raised in Brantford, living in Ward 3 during my formative years, I graduated from North Park Collegiate with my Grade 13 O.S.S.H.G. Diploma in 1978, and graduated with an Aviation and Flight Technology Diploma(Honours) from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology(Toronto) in 1981.

I am currently employed with the Toronto Fire Services as a Captain in Operations. I was honoured to be awarded recognition of 20 years’ service with the National Fire Services Medal in 2005, and 25 years’ service in 2010 with both the Provincial Fire Service Medal, and a 25 year service award from the City of Toronto.

I have been married to my wife Elizabeth for over 35 years, and blessed to be a proud father to two adult sons, Kevin and Tyler.

I ran to sit as a Brantford City Councillor in November 2000, and was successful in winning a seat in Ward Three. I served three terms as a Ward Three Brantford City Councillor, serving from 2000 until 2010. I ran for election in 2014 and was successful in being elected to serve, and re-elected to serve as a Councillor again in 2018. My goals this term are to: 

  • Ensure constituents' issues and concerns are heard at City Council meetings.
  • Have neighbourhood meetings to deal with ward issues.
  • Work to avoid property tax increases, but if a property tax increase is inevitable, work to minimize the impact of an increase on property owners.
  • Work diligently on the City's budgets in order to provide the best value for taxpayer dollars.
  • Support transparency and accountability in all matters of public interest.
  • Explore ideas to generate non-tax based revenue for Brantford in order to help minimize property tax increases.

 

Phone: 519-754-7269
Fax: 519-759-7840
Email: gregmartin@brantford.ca

Dan McCreary 

Councillor Dan McCrearyOriginally from Brantford, Dan was educated at Pauline Johnson Collegiate and the University of Toronto.

Following graduation in 1979, Dan relocated to Calgary where he managed a contracting company. In 1990, he returned to Brantford and founded the company, which he operates to the present day.

Prior to his election to Council, Dan authored the Expositor City Beat political column for five years.

During his time on Council, Dan has demonstrated strong, sensible leadership. He has served on just about every committee including: Engineering Committee, Social Services Committee (Chair), Finance Committee (Chair), Estimates Committee (Chair) Police Services Board, Brant County Health Unit (Chair), John Noble Home Committee, HR Committee (Chair), Red Tape Committee (Chair), Accessibility Advisory Committee, Brantford Heritage Committee, Cultural Grants Committee, Prominence Point Committee and numerous task forces.

He has been the City of Brantford delegate to the Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant since first elected. 

Dan has been a strong advocate for taxpayer relief and has worked hard to limit annual budget increases. Dan also has been a strong advocate for preservation of our built heritage and promotion of our cultural assets.

Dan and Lorie are very proud of their two children Rachel and her partner Naresh and Connor and his wife Mallory. They have 2 grandkids - Nathan and Grace.

They also have one very troublesome Wheaton Terrier named Finnigan.

Dan is an avid cyclist and can be found most mornings on Brantford/Brant trails.

 

Phone: 519-761-2439

Fax: 519-759-7840
Email: danmccreary@brantford.ca

Ward 4
 There are two Councillors in Ward 4:
Linda Hunt

Phone: 548-328-0931

EmailLindaHunt@brantford.ca

Richard Carpenter 

Councillor Richard Carpenter

Phone: 519-770-6027
Fax: 519-759-7840
Email: richardcarpenter@brantford.ca

Ward 5
There are two Councillors in Ward 5
Brian Van Tilborg

Councillor Brian Van Tilborg

Phone: 226-387-4964
Fax: 519-759-7840
Email: brianvantilborg@brantford.ca

Mandy Samwell

Born and raised in Brantford, Councillor Samwell has proudly lived in the Ward 5 community for nearly 30 years, where she and her husband have raised their two sons. In her long history of taking on various voluntary roles, Councillor Samwell has always been a strong and prominent advocate for the Eagle Place community. As a neighbourhood activist and volunteer, Councillor Samwell has fostered strong and influential connections with residents, Neighbourhood Associations and organizations across the city.

Councillor Samwell remains steadfastly committed to bringing the voices of the community to Council Chambers. She believes that resident engagement is at the core of City service improvements and development planning. A better Brantford depends on working collaboratively and providing more opportunities for citizen feedback.  

Councillor Samwell is dedicated to being accessible to constituents and always keeping the lines of communication open. She is eager to work hard to represent the diverse needs of Ward 5 and contribute to a City Council that is collaborative, forward-thinking, and values citizen voices.

Phone: 226-387-9717

EmailMandySamwell@brantford.ca

Council Calendar 

The Council Calendar for meetings of Council as well as Committees and Task Forces of Council is updated regularly. All meetings of Council are open to the public.  

Member of Parliament (MP)

Larry Brock

Constituency Office (Brantford-Brant)

108 St. George Street, Suite 3
Brantford, Ontario
N3R 1V6

Telephone: 519-754-4300
Fax: 519-751-8177
Email: larry.brock@parl.gc.ca
Website 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Parliamentary Hill Office (Ottawa)

Room 686, Confederation Building,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-992-3118
Email: larry.brock@parl.gc.ca

Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)

Will Bouma

Constituency

Suite 101
96 Nelson St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2X1

Telephone: 519-759-0361   
Fax: 519-759-6439  
will.bouma@pc.ola.org

Queen's Park

Room 269
Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A8

Telephone: 416-326-7092   
Fax:  416-326-7199
will.bouma@pc.ola.org