Village Council


The Council members for the 2021-2025 term are: Mayor Keith West, Deputy Mayor Shaun Ward, Councillor Lindsey Fraser, Councillor Dan Barton and Councillor Chanda Klassen. 


The elected members of the Chipman Village Council meet at 7 PM on the first Monday of each month (except when a holiday falls on a Monday, in which case the meeting takes place the following Monday)


Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to address the council on any issue, please send a written request to the office 24 hours before the meeting.


Our Village Council is chaired by the Mayor. There are four other elected members of the Council. Elections are held every four years.


The table below lists the areas of responsibility for each Council member.

Mayor Keith West

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Village equipment, Trucks & Garage (shared with Councillor Dan Barton)

  • Finance (shared with Councillor Dan Barton)

  • General Administration with Clerk (shared with Deputy Mayor)

  • Public Works (streets, culverts and sidewalks)

  • Personnel Committee (shared with Deputy Mayor)

  • W.G. Bishop Nursing Home Board

  • QNHC Advisory Board

  • Union Relations (shared with Deputy Mayor)

  • Regional Service Commission 11 (alternate replacement Deputy Mayor)

  • Business Promotion Committee (shared with Councillor Chanda Klassen)

  • EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) Oversee EMO Committee

  • Chipman Communities in Bloom Committee

  • Bingo Chairperson

  • Newcomer Settlement Program Committee (shared with Councillor Fraser)

Deputy Mayor Shaun Ward

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Union Relations (shared with Mayor)

  • Regional Service Commission 11 (Alternate Representative)

  • General Administration with Clerk (shared with Mayor)

  • Personnel Committee (shared with Mayor)

  • Fire Department (Chair Advisory Committee, Chair Fire Department meetings)

  • Website Coordinator (promotion of Village, Website enhancement & Development)

  • Bingo (shared with Mayor)

  • Fish & Game Liaison

  • Summer Festival (shared with Councillor Fraser)

  • Minlak Board (shared with Councillor Fraser)

  • Liaison between Chipman Elementary School & Chipman Forest Avenue School

  • Dog Park

Councillor Lindsey Fraser

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Library Board

  • Library Premises and Grounds

  • Summer Festival Chair of Committee (shared with Deputy Mayor)

  • Animal Control Chipman Community Care Board

  • Chipman Welcome Committee

  • Community Action Group

  • Minlak Board (shared with Deputy Mayor)

  • Bowling Alley

  • Newcomer Settlement Program (shared with Mayor)

  • Youth Centre Liasion

Councillor Dan Barton

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Sewerage Treatment System (STS) including Treatment Plant

  • Chair of STS Committee

  • Sewerage Collections

  • Village equipment, Trucks & Garage (shared with Mayor)

  • Finance (shared with Mayor)

  • Municipal Buildings

  • Marina and Heritage Centre

  • Museum

  • Policing (RCMP Liaison, Crime Stoppers promotion)

Councillor Chanda Klassen

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Parks & Recreation (Hamilton Baird Park, Tennis Courts, Stewart McLeod Park)

  • Special Events Chairperson (Santa Claus Parade, Canada Day, etc.)

  • Arena

  • Business Promotion Committee (shared with Mayor)

  • Liaison with churches & seniors