Mayor & Council

North Cowichan is governed by a Municipal Council comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors. Under the Community Charter, a municipal council must provide good government; services its citizens need and want; stewardship for its public assets; and a positive economic, social and environmental climate.

Council usually meets every first and third Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays), however, please check the meeting calendar for any changes. The meetings are open to the public. If you would like to appear as a delegation before Council, please complete a delegation request [PDF - 69 KB].

Responsibilities of Mayor

The mayor is the head and chief executive officer of the municipality. In addition to the mayor's responsibilities as a member of council, the mayor has the following responsibilities:

  • to provide leadership to the council, including by recommending bylaws, resolutions and other measures that, in the mayor's opinion, may assist the peace, order and good government of the municipality
  • to communicate information to the council
  • to preside at council meetings when in attendance
  • to provide, on behalf of the council, general direction to municipal officers respecting implementation of municipal policies, programs and other directions of the council
  • to establish standing committees in accordance with the Community Charter
  • to suspend municipal officers and employees in accordance with the Community Charter
  • to reflect the will of council and to carry out other duties on behalf of the council
  • to carry out other duties assigned by or under legislation

Responsibilities of Council Members

Council members have the following responsibilities:

  • to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality and its community
  • to contribute to the development and evaluation of the policies and programs of the municipality respecting its services and other activities
  • to participate in council meetings, committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which the member is appointed
  • to carry out other duties assigned by the council
  • to carry out other duties assigned by or under the legislation