The City of Thunder Bay is governed by an elected Council of 13 members who serve for a four-year term: the Mayor, five Councillors at Large, and seven Ward Councillors.

Together, they provide municipal representation for all citizens.

The current term runs from 2014 - 2018.

Mayor Keith Hobbs

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Mayor Keith Hobbs

500 Donald St. E.

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3

Bus: (807) 625-3600

Fax: (807) 623-1164

Email: Mayor Keith Hobbs

Mayor Keith Hobbs was elected mayor of Thunder Bay, Ontario in the 2010 municipal election as a first time political candidate. Mayor Hobbs served as a member of the Thunder Bay Police for 34 years, joining in 1976 and retiring in 2010. In 2014, Mayor Hobbs was re-elected for a second term and feels social progress and economic opportunities go hand-in-hand and advocates that belief on behalf of everyone who lives in the City of Thunder Bay.

The Mayor's policing career offered a unique insight into the challenges facing Thunder Bay and being on Council allows him a venue to address community poverty, ethnic and cultural equality, economic diversification that offer good-paying jobs and housing for all citizens. Mayor Hobbs is compelled to raise the bar in community safety and crime reduction with a commitment to having a safer, inclusive, cleaner, greener, prosperous and proud community with the assistance and partnership of every citizen and business in the City of Thunder Bay.

Boards and committees

  • Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee
  • Clean, Green & Beautiful Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Coordinating Committee
  • Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO)
  • Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
  • Northern Ontario Large Urban Mayors (NOLUM)
  • Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association
  • Sister Cities Advisory Committee
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission Inc.
  • Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Thunder Bay Police Services Board
  • Shelter House Board
  • Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Past President)

Current River Ward - Councillor Andrew Foulds

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Councillor Andrew Foulds

Current River Ward

Res: (807) 766-9914

Email: Councillor Andrew Foulds

Andrew Foulds is serving his third term as a City Councillor for Current River Ward in Thunder Bay. He takes a passionate interest in issues such as: poverty, economic development, parks, and the environment - especially climate adaptation.

He is currently a teacher of Biology, Science and Civics/Careers at Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Prior to joining the Superior Collegiate Staff, he taught at Thunder Bay's Hillcrest High School, Port Arthur Collegiate and Hammarskjold High Schools.

He began teaching in Arctic Bay on Baffin Island (where he was also appointed Deputy Fire Chief). He returned to Thunder Bay in the fall of 1998.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1997.

He is driven to serve and has profound commitment to public service. He is serving on the following boards and committees: Waterfront Business Improvement Area, District Social Services, Earthcare Advisory Committee, Lakehead Conservation Authority, Youth, Community and Cultural Appeals Committee and has been very active in the OSSTF and the Thunder Bay Labour Council.

From an early age, he has been passionate about sports including soccer, baseball and, most especially, swimming. His longstanding involvement in swimming took him to provincial, national and international championships. He was captain of the U of T Varsity Blues swim team for two years.

The eldest son of Jim and Judy Foulds, Councillor Foulds was born in 1972 at the Port Arthur General Hospital.

He is married to fellow-teacher, Kristine Hilden. He loves to go camping and fishing with their three children - Alex, Luke, and Matthew.

Current boards and committees

  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Appeals Committee - Community and Cultural Funding
  • EarthCare Committee
  • Vice Chair for Committee of the Whole Community Services Session

Past boards and committees

  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Board of Management for the Heart of the Harbour BIA
  • Strategic Master Fire Plan Steering Committee
  • EarthCare Committee
  • Graffiti Advisory Committee

McIntyre Ward - Councillor Trevor Giertuga

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Councillor Trevor Giertuga

McIntyre Ward

233 Lydia Ave.

Thunder Bay, ON P7G 2G1

Res: (807) 683-8041 (1st)

Cell: (807) 628-4790 (2nd)

Email: Councillor Trevor Giertuga

Trevor Giertuga, Councillor for the McIntyre Ward, is a life-long resident of Thunder Bay and third generation resident of the McIntyre Ward. He is married to Chelsea and has two children - Travis, age 21 and Madison, age 18. He currently works as the Deputy Superintendent of Administration at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre, and previously owned a small business in the McIntyre Ward. This is Councillor Giertuga's fifth term on City Council.

Councillor Giertuga firmly believes in being accessible and accountable to his constituents, and achieves this through regular ward meetings that are hosted at different community centres around the large and diverse McIntyre Ward. He encourages everyone to come out and voice his or her concerns at these forums. These meetings allow him to give the rationale and background for decisions made by City Council and to receive citizen input on upcoming issues.

Current boards and committees

  • Inter-Governmental Committee
  • Sister Cities Advisory Committee
  • Appeals Committee, Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  • Chair for Committee of the Whole Planning Session

Past boards and committees

  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Corporation Board
  • Thunder Bay Parking Authority
  • Chair for Committee of the Whole, Adminstrative Services Session
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Thunder Bay District Health Council
  • Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
  • Victoria Ave BIA
  • Victoriaville Board of Management

McKellar Ward - Councillor Paul Pugh

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Councillor Paul Pugh

McKellar Ward

500 Donald St. E.

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3

Res: (807) 346-8485

Email: Councillor Paul Pugh

Paul Pugh is honoured to represent you as Councillor for the McKellar Ward and plans to put his experience to good use representing the residents of McKellar Ward and the City of Thunder Bay.

Employed as a welder at the Bombardier Thunder Bay plant since 1986 until his retirement Jan. 1, 2012, Councillor Pugh was also President of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 1075, representing the workers at the Bombardier plant since 1999 until his retirement. Prior to working at Bombardier, he was employed at the Port Arthur Shipyard and at various industrial establishments in Kitchener-Waterloo. Throughout his adult life, he has been actively involved in the trade union movement, as well as with peace and social justice causes.

Councillor Pugh's parents were missionaries and, born in 1947, in the Dominican Republic, he grew up in Uruguay and Brazil. His first language is Spanish, followed by English and Portuguese. He holds a BA (Economics) from Stanford University and an MA (Economics) from McMaster University.

Married to Evelina Pan since 1975, together they enjoy the outdoor activities of Northwestern Ontario, especially camping and canoeing.

Councillor Pugh is pleased to work with the Mayor and Council to make Thunder Bay better for all residents.

Current boards and committees

  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • Board of Management for The Waterfront District Business Improvement Area
  • Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism
  • Parking Authority
  • South Core Public Safety Task Force
  • Thunder Bay and District Poverty Reduction Strategy

Neebing Ward - Councillor Linda Rydholm

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Councillor Linda Rydholm

Neebing Ward

1494 Broadway Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON P7K 1M1

Res: (807) 577-9260

Fax: (807) 475-7668

Email: Councillor Linda Rydholm

Linda Rydholm is currently in her 5th term as Councillor for the Neebing Ward within the City of Thunder Bay. Several generations of her family have lived in the ward and she knows it well. She very much enjoys working for special projects - especially roadwork, water drainage, parks and trails.

Councillor Rydholm also serves as a Director on the National Board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As the 'National Voice for Municipal Government', FCM advocates for federal policy, programs and funding which relate to municipalities. She provides the Northwestern Ontario perspective to FCM and conveys the national position to her home area.

During her 20 years of political life on Thunder Bay City Council, The Lakehead Board of Education and Thunder Bay Police Services Board, she has served in a variety of leadership capacities locally, provincially and nationally. Recently retired from her profession as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Councillor Rydholm brings considerable time and experience to her role as a City Councillor.

Current boards and committees

  • City of Thunder Bay Audit Committee
  • Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
  • Lakehead Region Source Protection Authority
  • Thunder Bay Parking Authority
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Board Recruitment Committee
  • Vice Chair for Administrative Services Committee
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities National Board
  • Tbaytel Board Recruitment Committee
  • Official Recognition - Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Committee

Past boards and committees

  • City of Thunder Bay Community Communications Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Intergovernmental Committee
  • Community Economic Development Committee
  • Thunder Bay Police Services Board
  • Victoria Avenue Business Improvement Association
  • Victoriaville Mall Board
  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Board
  • Thunder Bay District Board of Health
  • Earthwise Committee

Northwood Ward - Councillor Shelby Ch'ng

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Councillor Shelby Ch'ng

Northwood Ward

Cell: (807) 708-1983

Email: Councillor Shelby Ch'ng

Shelby Ch'ng is a local entrepreneur in the downtown South Core in Thunder Bay. She has previously sat as a Board of Director for SHIFT: Thunder Bay's Young Professional Network and was elected to Thunder Bay City Council in October 2014. She holds an H.B.A. in Political Science from Lakehead University. Her experiences in the public sector as a Medical Education Coordinator at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine have made her a unique addition to Thunder Bay City Council.

Current boards and committees

  • Vice Chair - Planning
  • Audit Committee
  • Community Communications Committee
  • Simpson Street BIA
  • Community Economic Development Commission
  • Thunder Bay and Area District Social Services Administration Board
  • Crime Prevention Council

Red River Ward - Councillor Brian McKinnon

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Councillor Brian McKinnon

Red River Ward

30 Summit Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3N6

Res: (807) 767-3945

Fax: (807) 768-4823

Email: Councillor Brian McKinnon

Brian McKinnon, Councillor for the Red River Ward, has had a variety of experiences to prepare him for the challenges that face City Council.

He has been the President of the Canadian Association of Principals, the Past-president of the Ontario Principals Council, the Past-chair of Youth Employment Services and other such boards within the community. He is also Past-president of the Thunder Bay Football Officials Association and referee-in-chief of the officials. Councillor McKinnon has been involved in a great variety of organizations and he believes they have prepared him for making good decisions for the citizens of Thunder Bay.

He is also the Past-chair of the Northern Cancer Research Foundation which has become, over the years, one of the key supporters of cancer research, equipment and program acquisition organizations in the region, helping to create a world class cancer treatment and research facility right here in Thunder Bay.

Councillor McKinnon wants to put his experience to work to help forge a new direction for the people of Thunder Bay. He believes in making tough decisions, decisions which have been well researched and data supported, to make Thunder Bay a better place in which to live.

Councillor McKinnon has a daughter, Jacqueline, and son, Colin with wife Bev.

Current boards and committees

  • Lakehead University Board of Governors
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission Inc.
  • Sister Cities Advisory Committee
  • Vice Chair for Committee of the Whole, Operations Session
  • Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee

Westfort Ward - Councillor Joe Virdiramo

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Councillor Joe Virdiramo

Westfort Ward

728 Grey Crescent

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 2E6

Res: (807) 625-5547

Fax: (807) 625-5573

Email: Councillor Joe Virdiramo

Joe Virdiramo, Councillor for the Westfort Ward, is a retired Educator with a Master of Education Degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lakehead University.

His background as a Teacher, Principal, Superintendent and Director, gave him training and experience not only in education, but also in recruitment/selection procedures, employment equity, program development, training & development, performance evaluation, and personnel research. He also gained a great deal of experience and political expertise while serving as Executive Assistant to the Honourable Joe Comuzzi, MP.

Councillor Virdiramo says he is dedicated to the quality of life in Thunder Bay and the Region. He is a member of the Port Arthur Italian Cultural Society, DaVinci Centre, and Westfort Community Centre.

He wants to dedicate his time and skills to do the things that he believes needs to be done. He says he is dedicated to working as a team with the rest of City Council, and committed to being accessible to the residents of the Westfort Ward, and the citizens of Thunder Bay as a whole.

Current boards and committees

  • Thunder Bay Police Services Board
  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
  • City of Thunder Bay Community Communications Committee
  • Thunder Bay Children's Charter
  • Thunder Bay District Board of Health
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Recruitment Committee
  • Associations of Municipalities of Ontario - Large Urban Caucus
  • Chair for Committee of the Whole, Operations Session
  • Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee

Past boards and committees

  • Past Chairman, for Committee of the Whole, Community Services Session
  • Children's Advocate, Thunder Bay Children's Charter
  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Thunder Bay Police Services Board
  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Intergovernmental Liaison Committee
  • Administrative Working Committee-Community Bulletin Boards/Sign By-law
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Northwestern Ontario District Health Council

At Large - Councillor Iain Angus

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Councillor Iain Angus

At Large

Thunder Bay, ON

Res/Bus: (807) 474-0926

Fax: (807) 474-0881

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Iain Angus, Councillor at Large (2003 to 2018) has a solid background working at the federal, Aboriginal, provincial and municipal orders of government. His background in government, community and strategic planning gives him the strengths that he knows are needed to represent the people of Thunder Bay on City Council.

After five years of community development and marketing experience as an employee with the City of Thunder Bay, Iain Angus was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1975, serving until 1977. He returned to the City as a Park Development Officer and remained in that position until 1984.

He was elected a Member of Parliament for the Riding of Thunder Bay-Atikokan in the General Election of 1984, with subsequent re-election in 1988. As Transportation Spokesperson and Parliamentarian, he gained a reputation as a hard working individual, with an ability to see both sides of an issue. In 1993, he left electoral politics and formed Iain Angus and Associates, specializing in the fields of Transportation, Government, and Regulatory Affairs.

In 2001, he jointly founded the The Friends of Chippewa Park and began to work as part of this group to restore, preserve, and promote the park where he grew up so that it can reach its full potential as a public recreation area. This is just one example of his commitment to finding new ways to get things done in our City.

He decided run for City Council so that he could put his experience to work on the many issues facing our City including job creation and retention.

Current boards and committees

  • District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • City of Thunder Bay Community Communications Committee
  • Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Appeals Committee, Community, Youth and Cultural Funding
  • Vice-President Northern Ontario Municipal Association
  • Executive Director (Volunteer) Common Voice Northwest
  • Co-Chair, Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force
  • Secretary, North of Superior Travel Association
  • Secretary, the Friends of Chippewa Park
  • Chair for Committee of the Whole Community Services Session
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Ontario Energy Board Standing Committee on Regional Planning

Past boards and committees

  • City of Thunder Bay Co-Chair, Solid Waste Task Force
  • City of Thunder Bay Chair, Administrative Committee on Sign By-law
  • City of Thunder Bay Chair, Non-Union Compensation Ad Hoc Committee
  • Chair, Ontario Forestry Coalition
  • Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
  • Thunder Bay District Board of Health
  • Vice-Chair Community Care Access Centre
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Awards

  • Transport 2000 Orange Award - Recognizing leadership leading to environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable public transport policies and actions.
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award (1993, 2001)
  • Seaway Person of the Year - Great Lakes Commission/St. Lawrence Seaway Secretariat 1990.
  • National Transportation Week award for "Outstanding Contribution to Transportation in Canada." (1994)

At Large - Councillor Larry Hebert

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Councillor Larry Hebert

At Large

415 Vickers Street S.

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1J7

Res: (807) 622-7938

Bus: (807) 624-1482

Cell: (807) 624-8551

Fax: (807) 624-1485

Email: Councillor Larry Hebert

Larry Hebert, Councillor At Large, has put many years of leadership experience and community involvement to work in Thunder Bay.

He has a strong background in organizational leadership and management. For over 20 years, he served as the General Manager of Thunder Bay Hydro before retiring in 2004 after 29 years with the organization. He is currently President of Genotran Consulting which specializes in Energy and Human Resources issues. Examples of his work in this sector include writing the Northern Ontario Municipal Association's Draft Energy Policy Paper. In 2004, he was elected to Tbaytel's inaugural Board of Directors on which he served until his election to Council.

Outside of the business environment, Councillor Hebert is very involved in Thunder Bay's sports and service communities. He is President of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association and served on the Thunder Bay Sports Bid Advisory Committee for four years, after serving a period as Chair. As baseball is definitely a passion, he has been a Little League coach and umpire for 31 years and has been proudly involved with Lakehead University Sports and Alumni for 42 years. He was also the Chair of the World Junior Baseball Tournament 2010 and President since 2003 of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association, the host organization.

Away from the baseball diamond, Councillor Hebert is also very involved in many community activities, charities and events such as the Salvation Army and Pee Wee Hockey. He is an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a 28-year Shriner and a 30-plus year member of the Masons.

Councillor Hebert is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

Current boards and committees

  • Thunder Bay District Municipal League
  • Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association
  • Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Thunder Bay Public Library Board
  • City of Thunder Bay Appeals Committee - Community, Youth & Cultural Funding
  • Fort William Downtown BIA
  • Victoriaville Management Board
  • Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force
  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition

Past boards and committees

  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Past member of Ad Hoc No.1 - Non-Union Compensation
  • Thunder Bay Public Library Board
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
  • Thunder Bay District Housing Authority Board
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Board
  • Thunder Bay and Regional Protective and Emergency Services Training Corporation
  • Past member of Tbaytel Board of Directors
  • President, Thunder Bay International Baseball Association
  • Thunder Bay Sports Bid Advisory Committee
  • Event Hosting Advisory Committee Thunder Bay
  • Honourary Chair, George Jeffrey Children's Centre Fundraising Campaign

Awards

  • 2010 Alumni Award from Lakehead University
  • 2006 Lakehead University Northern Light 40 best in first 40 years
  • 2006 Hay Award for contribution to electrical utility industry and community in Ontario
  • 2006 George Rowe Memorial Award for contribution to youth sports
  • 2002 Lakehead University Fellow
  • 2002 Life Membership Award to the Human Resources Professionals of Ontario
  • 1991 Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1974 Jaycee Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year
  • 1966 Manager/Coach of the Canadian Senior Little League Champions

At Large - Councillor Rebecca Johnson

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Councillor Rebecca Johnson

At Large

205 - 138 Ravenwood Ave.

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4H8

Res: (807) 577-2807

Fax: (807) 577-4837

Email: Councillor Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson, Councillor At Large, is pleased to once again represent the citizens of Thunder Bay during her fourth term as a Councillor at Large. First elected in 2003, her vocal style of leadership has always complimented her energy and dynamism as she advocates for community progress.

Sitting on more than 20 boards and committees, in addition to her role as Councillor at Large, Rebecca is considered a business leader, mentor, ambassador and a role model for young women in Northwestern Ontario. With 26 years of political experience, and as one of Thunder Bay's three female councillors, Rebecca understands the importance of women's political involvement. Rebecca has lent her passion and expertise to help found Women in Politics, an organization that encourages women to participate at all levels of Canadian government.

Rebecca Johnson is an active member of a wide variety of organizations including the Thunder Bay Police Youth Corps (Board of Directors); PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise (Into the New Decade Program Steering Committee); the Children's Centre Thunder Bay (Board of Directors Immediate Past Board Chair); the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce (Senior Advisor); the Immigration Web Portal Steering Committee and Diversity Thunder Bay (Co-Chair) among others. She sits as a representative from Northwestern Ontario on the Associated Municipalities of Ontario - AMO) Long Term Care and Age Friendly Task Force.

Rebecca chairs the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Steering Committee and the Age-Friendly Community Steering Committee. She co-chairs the Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy and has recently taken on a new leadership role with the United Way chairing Thunder Bay Counts. Rebecca is also a proud 2014 graduate of the Lakehead University Social Innovation/Leadership in Complexity program.

Past involvement within the community includes: serving as an elected Trustee on the Lakehead Board of Education for 12 years and as Chair for the last three years, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and COO for the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce. She was also the host of the local television program "Community Clipboard" for nearly 20 years and was a judge on "Reach for the Top" for four years. Volunteer involvement over the years has been extensive with various organizations such as the United Way, where she served as Campaign Chair twice.

Rebecca has been recognized with a number of awards over the years for her commitment to Northwestern Ontario. Among others, she has received an Achievement Award by the City of Thunder Bay and was one of 25 individuals to receive a Silver Achievement Award in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the City of Thunder Bay. In 2008, she was presented with the Most Influential Woman in Northwestern Ontario Award, Public Sector category. In 2012, Rebecca was presented with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Ontario Minister of Citizenship & Immigration. In 2014, Rebecca was selected as one of the top 20 PARO Northern Ontario Platinum Award winners.

City boards and committees

  • City of Thunder Bay Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism & Respect (2009 - present)
  • Off-Leash Dog Park (2007 - present)
  • City of Thunder Bay Accessibility Advisory Committee (2006 - present)
  • Waste Working Group (2010 - present)
  • City of Thunder Bay Clean, Green and Beautiful Committee (Chair) (2005 - present)
  • Thunder Bay District Municipal League (2003 - present)
  • City Operated Childcare Task Force (2015)
  • City of Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council representing the Drug Strategy (2010 - present)
  • Thunder Bay Drug Strategy (Chair) (2009 - present)
  • Civic Pride Task Force
  • respect. Working Group
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities Coalition Against Racism & Discrimination (2005 - present)
  • AMO Long Term Care & Age Friendly Communities Task Force (2015)
  • OBIAA (Ontario Business Improvement Area Association) Return on Investment of BIAs project Advisory Committee

Community boards and committees

  • Children's Centre Thunder Bay (Immediate Past Chair of the Board) - (2009 - present)
  • Thunder Bay Police Youth Corps (Director) (1993 - present)
  • Thunder Bay District Food Strategy - Steering Committee Co-Chair (2013 - present)
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 2020 Strategic Plan Steering Committee
  • Women in Politics - Co-Chair, Steering Committee (2013 - present)
  • Thunder Bay Counts - Chair (2014 - present)
  • PARO - Accelerator Program Advisory Board & Into the New Decade Program Steering Committee
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Education Committee (2003 - present)
  • Age-Friendly Thunder Bay (Chair) (2009 - present)
  • Northwestern Ontario Immigration Web Portal Steering Committee (2009 - present)
  • LIP - Local Immigration Partnership (2010 - present)
  • Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce - Executive Committee Senior Advisor
  • (2009 - present)
  • Diversity Thunder Bay Co-Chair (1991 - present)
  • Food Action Network (2003 - present)
  • Slate River Women's Institute (1959 - present)
  • Mentor - to a participant in the Northern Leadership Project (Science North, Laurentian University, City of Greater Sudbury, Health Sciences North (2015 - 2016)
  • Mentor - to a participant in the City of Thunder Bay Pathways to Leadership Program (2016 - present)
  • Girl Guides of Canada, Thunder Bay Division Ambassador (2006 - present)

Community honourary membership

  • Leadership Thunder Bay
  • PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
  • Thunder Bay Business Women's Network
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Membership

  • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
  • Dying with Dignity
  • Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Awards

  • 2014 - PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise "Top 20 in 20 Platinum Award"
  • 2012 - Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Government of Ontario
  • 2012 - The Canadian Hearing Society, Thunder Bay Branch Accessibility Award for "Going the Extra Mile" when providing service to Deaf, Deafened and Hard-of-Hearing residents and visitors of Northwestern Ontario
  • 2012 - CERAH Champion award - recognition of extraordinary sense of public service in advancing the health and social care for an aging population and promote the health and well-being of people aging
  • across the lifespan
  • 2011 - Toastmasters International District 6 Communication and Leadership Award
  • 2009 - PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise - Honourary Membership
  • 2009 - Thunder Bay Business Women's Network - Lifetime Membership
  • 2008 - Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards - Public Sector Award
  • 2007 - Nominated as one of the Most Influential Women of the Decade in Northwestern Ontario
  • 2007 - Leadership Thunder Bay Lifetime Membership in recognition of the contribution and responsibility accepted in initiating the incorporation of the organization
  • 2006 - Girl Guides of Canada Ambassador, Thunder Bay Division
  • 1993 - 2000 - Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Thunder Bay Intercity Council - Honourary Member
  • 2000 - Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce Don Sanders Award of Excellence
  • 2000 - Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Honourary Membership
  • 1999 - Ontario Chamber of Commerce Executives James Gordon Carnegie Award in recognition of the contribution of a Chamber of Commerce professional as a leader and a mentor to other Chamber professionals
  • 1998 - Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year Award
  • 1998 - Ontario Association of Broadcasters "Friend of the Industry" Award, recognizing contributions to the broadcasting industry
  • 1995 - Silver Achievement Award in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the City of Thunder Bay in recognition of outstanding community service (1 of 25 awards presented)
  • 1994 - Ontario Chamber of Commerce B.J. Gillespie Memorial Award recognizing exceptional community service and dedication to the Chamber movement
  • 1992 - City of Thunder Bay Achievement Award in recognition of distinguished contribution to the Community of Thunder Bay
  • 1991 - Thunder Bay Business Women's Network Woman of the Year - Balanced Life Award
  • 1990 - Ontario Municipal Recreation Association Certificate for volunteer contributions to recreation, which significantly enhanced the quality of life in the community.

At Large - Councillor Frank Pullia

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Councillor Frank Pullia

Councillor At Large

Res: (807) 767-6579

Email: Councillor Frank Pullia

Frank Pullia is an MBA, a Certified Management Accountant and Consulting CMA with vast experience in business, labour and community involvement. He is currently the Principal of Pullia Accounting & Consulting with specialty in Strategic and Community Development Planning, Economic Development, Change Management, Business Planning, Operational and Profit Management, Tourism and Marketing, and Governance.

His extensive volunteer work with non-profit and charitable organizations over the years has given him insight into the workings and need of such groups and on May 19, 2011 he received the 10-year Ontario Volunteer Service Award.

Frank's strong interest in community affairs is coupled with an excellent grasp of the socio-economic and political environment of Northwestern Ontario. Such understanding and commitment to the community of Thunder Bay and region was also evident during his 2 previous terms (1994-97 and 2006-10) as a Councillor for the City of Thunder Bay, his work as Chair of the Audit Committee, and on the Board of the Community Economic Development Commission where he spearheaded many job creation initiatives.

Current boards and committees

  • Chair of Administrative Services Committee
  • Communication Committee
  • EarthCare Advisory Committee
  • Child Advocate
  • TBayTel Recruitment Committee
  • Director - Thunder Bay Hydro Board

Past boards and committees

  • Vice-Chair Administrative Services Committee
  • Chair of Audit Committee
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
  • Thunder Bay District Municipal League
  • Director, Institute of Italian Studies at Lakehead University
  • Co-Chair of Business and Director of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board
  • Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA)
  • National Director on the Board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Served on the Standing Committee of Transportation, International Programs, and Aboriginal-Municipal Relations
  • Director on the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Board
  • Director on the Northwest-Midwest Alliance Board
  • Magnus Theatre Capital Fundraising Committee
  • St. Joseph Hospital Fundraising Committee
  • Director - Northwestern Ontario Technology Centre Board
  • Chair of the Downtown Cores Revitalization Committee
  • Heart of the Harbour Business Improvement Area
  • Chair of the Task Force on Poverty
  • Thunder Bay Regional Arts Council
  • President of Italian Society Principe di Piemonte (Da Vinci Centre)
  • Director and Financial Secretary of the Italian Society of Port Arthur (Italian Cultural Centre)

Awards

  • 10-year Ontario Volunteer Service Award
  • Premio Internazionale Professionisti Di Calabria nel Mondo, Sept. 2012
  • Associazione Culturale O.n.l.u.s. Domenico Aliquo, Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Received in the town of Pizzo, Calabria, at the Castle "Gioacchino Murat" for contribution to the arts and scholarship

At Large - Councillor Aldo Ruberto

Councillor Aldo Ruberto sits in front of a grey background wearing a grey suit

Councillor Aldo Ruberto

At Large

21 Summit Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3N7

Cell: (807) 628-5547

Fax: (807) 768-7959

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"I love Thunder Bay," says Aldo Ruberto, Councillor At Large.

He welcomes citizens to contact him about any concerns, ideas or comments.

Current boards and committees

  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Community Communications Committee, Vice Chair
  • Official Recognition - Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Committee
  • Thunder Bay District Board of Health
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Recruitment Committee
  • Tbaytel Recruitment Committee
  • Sister Cities Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Ad Hoc #3 - Thunder Bay Community Safety Council
  • Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
  • Thunder Bay Marathon Committee
  • Ontario Works Committee, Chair

Past boards and committees

  • Health Care Professionals Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • City of Thunder Bay Community Communications Committee
  • Official Recognition - Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Committee
  • Tbaytel Recruitment Committee
  • Sister Cities Advisory Committee
  • Thunder Bay Marathon Committee
  • Ontario Works Committee

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