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The Dundas Community Council meets, monthly, in the Council Chambers of Dundas Town Hall. The Council operates in an advisory capacity to Councillor Russ Powers and provides a forum to discuss various issues and concerns in the Community of Dundas.

The meetings usually take place on the third Wednesday of the month, are open to the public, and all are welcome. Please check below for actual meeting dates.

Seven groups and five individual citizens-at-large comprise the membership of this advisory council. Each contributes to the diversity of view-points within the Community of Dundas and brings to the table a mixture of knowledge and concern that can only improve Russ' ability to be cognizant of the concerns of the citizens as a whole.

Meeting Agendas and Reports are available on-line.

Please note that the minutes are posted after they are approved at the following month's meeting.

Libby Toews - Arts & Culture Rep
Arts and Culture
Libby Toews

Libby Toews works and plays at the Dundas Carnegie Gallery. She can be spotted at any number of arts-related events and represents the broader local arts community well on Dundas Community Council.

Phyllis Kraemer
Phyllis Kraemer

Phyllis Kraemer, owner of The Keeping Room, is no stranger to Dundas. She works tirelessly as the Chair of the Dundas Downtown BIA and has spearheaded many successful events and fundraising campaigns on behalf of the citizens of Dundas over the past years. Her passion for Dundas is evident in everything she does.

Bill Kennedy - Environment and Infrastructure Rep
& Infrastructure

Bill Kennedy


Bill is a lifelong resident of Dundas, who retired after many years of dedication to the Public Works Departments of The Town of Dundas, The Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, and The City of Hamilton. Bill provides a wealth of knowledge and experience and is a well recognized Dundas environmentalist.


Stan Nowak - Heritage Rep
Stan Nowak


Stan has lived in Dundas since 1999 and is active on many volunteer committees, particularly in the heritage community as President of the Dundas Valley Historical Society and a volunteer with the Dundas Museum & Archives. He also sits on the Knowles Bequest Board and works actively with environmental organizations like the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council and the Giant's Rib Discovery Centre. His passionate interest and appreciation of the rich history and natural heritage of Dundas has led to Stan's commitment to promoting and protecting the small-town character of the Valley-town.


Pam Penny - Seniors

Senior's Issues
Pam Penny
Keith Sharp - Sports & Recreation Rep


Sports and Recreation
Keith Sharp


Keith Sharp is a life-long resident of Dundas with a lengthy history of involvement in our community. He has been a member of the Knowles Bequest Board and the Mayor's Beautification Committee and has been active with Home and School, School Councils, the Downtown Dundas BIA and girls' baseball. Twice elected to Town of Dundas Council, he served Council in various capacities, including Chairman of the Physical Services Committee. He is currently the President of the Dundas Running Rebels Softball Association.

Larry Button - Member-at-Large
Larry Button


Larry's family moved to Dundas in 1955. He served two terms on the Town of Dundas LACAC (Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee)and both he and his wife, Deb, were actively involved with the Dundas Girls' Soccer Club for many years. In 1972, Larry worked with former Dundas Mayor — the late John Don — on a booklet commemorating the Town's 125th anniversary.


Jeff Gowland - Member-at-Large
Jeff Gowland
A resident of Dundas for more than 15 years, Jeff Gowland brings a wide variety of skills and interests to the Community Council Table. He takes great pride in the Dundas Community and his experience in Police Services and community involvements are valuable assets to the team.
Bob James - Member-at-Large
Bob James

Dr. Bob James is a familiar face around Town. He spent many years as a family doctor and, although retired from general practice, he continues to serve the community as the Medical Director at Wentworth Lodge. Bob has been actively involved with the Dundas Community Council since 2007.

Bonnie Szaz - Member-at-Large
Bonnie Szaz

Bonnie Szaz was born and raised in Hamilton and lived in Ancaster before she retired and moved to Dundas, where she had worked for many years at the King and Sydenham branch of the CIBC bank. Bonnie's goal is to work hard to keep Dundas a wonderful place to live and work.



Leslie Watson - Member-at-Large
Leslie Watson

Leslie Watson — hockey mom, instigator and recent co-chair of the very successful Hockeyville campaign which brought nationwide attention to Dundas and thousands of dollars for improvements to the Market Street, J. L. Grightmire Arena — adds another demension to the Community Council team for 2010-2014.



Dundas Community Council Meeting Reports
are available for viewing on-line or can be downloaded and printed.

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Meeting Date
Meetings are held in the Council Chambers
of the former Dundas Town Hall
No Meeting in December
November 20th, 2013
October 16th, 2013**
September 18th, 2013
Minutes will be available after approval at the next meeting.
No Meeting in July or August
June 19th, 2013
May 15th, 2013
download as pdf
April 22nd, 2013
March 20th, 2013
February 20th, 2013
Not available
January 16th, 2013


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