The Mayor is the head and chief executive officer of the District of Sparwood

In addition to the Mayor's responsibilities as a member of Council, the Mayor has the following responsibilities as prescribed under section 116 of the Community Charter :

  1. 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 District of Sparwood;
  2. To communicate information to the Council;
  3. To preside at Council meetings when in attendance;
  4. To provide, on behalf of the Council, general direction to municipal officers respecting implementation of municipal policies, programs and other directions of the Council;
  5. To establish standing committees in accordance with section 141;
  6. To suspend municipal officers and employees in accordance with section 151;
  7. To reflect the will of Council and to carry out other duties on behalf of the Council;
  8. To carry out other duties assigned under this or any other Act.

Mayor Cal McDougall

1329 Wildwood Drive, Sparwood
Direct: 250.425.6819
Cell: 250.425.1211
  

I am married to Norma and we have two children Adam and Layne.  We have lived in Sparwood for 29 years and Norma and I ran a business, the Express Mart, during that time. I was first elected as Mayor in 1995 and served three terms.  After nine years out of office I have been elected to a four-year term as Mayor, and for that I thank the Sparwood electorate.  I will be retiring from Teck Coal after seven years of service and therefore will be able to give the time and dedication to the office that is required. I believe the experience I bring will help this Council develop a quicker understanding of the functions of Council and guide us into the next four years.  An open and approachable team is what I will be striving for.

Mayor McDougall further represents his community as a member of the following committees and boards:

Council must, in accordance with the Community Charter and Council Procedure Bylaw, provide for the designation of a Councillor as the member responsible for acting in the place of the Mayor when the Mayor is absent or otherwise unable to act or when the office of Mayor is vacant

If both the Mayor and member designated are absent from a Council meeting, the members present must choose a member to preside. The member designated or chosen has the same powers and duties as the Mayor in relation to the applicable matter.

For the 2014-2018 term, the following members of Coucnil have been designated to act in the Mayor's place when absent and to Chair the Committee of the Whole meetings during the months they are designated:

  • December 2014 – March 2015 

Councillor Halko

  • April 2015 – July 2015

Councillor Bowen

  • August 2015 – November 2015

Councillor Baher

  • December 2015 – March 2016

Councillor Jarina

  • April 2016 – July 2016 

Councillor Jensen

  • August 2016 – November 2016

Councillor McKie

  • December 2016 – March 2017

Councillor Baher

  • April 2017 – July 2017

Councillor Jarina

  • August 2017 – November 2017

Councillor Halko

  • December 2017 – March 2018

Councillor Bowen

  • April 2018 – July 2018

Councillor McKie

  • August 2018 – October 2018

Councillor Jensen