Sarnia City Council Members
Contact Information and Bios
Pictured (left to right): Councillor Bill Dennis, Councillor Brian White, Councillor George Vandenberg, Councillor Terry Burrell, Mayor Mike Bradley, Councillor Dave Boushy, Councillor Nathan Colquhoun, Councillor Margaret Bird, Councillor Mike Stark.
City Council consists of the Mayor, four City and County Council members, and four City Council members.
City and County Council members are elected to serve on both the City of Sarnia and Lambton County Councils, along with the Mayor. City Councillors serve on City Council only.
Members of Council are elected by residents to a four-year term of office.
Council Member Contact Information and Biographies
Margaret Bird, City and County Councillor
2992 Lakeshore Road
Bright’s Grove, ON N0N 1C0
Margaret Bird is a published author and public speaker, who has lived and worked in three countries before emigrating to Canada. She brings much ‘to the table’ - teaching, research, industry, business, project management, creative and cultural arts, communications, community volunteer and mentor. She worked for the Polysar / NOVA / Bayer group for 21 years in global leadership positions.
Margaret currently serves on Lambton Seniors Association Board of Directors, Alzheimer Society Judges for their annual writing contest; facilitates a weekly Writers Group and, on occasion, plays in the senior residences and homes, entertaining the residents.
Margaret's hobbies and interests are music, photography, writing, reading, and discovering all the hidden scenic spots in our community. She is highly honoured to represent the community in her role on City Council.
Dave Boushy, City and County Councillor
1413 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2M3
Dave Boushy is married with 5 children and has a municipal career spanning some 35 years as a member of city and county council. During those years he served on the majority, if not all civic committees.
In June of 1995 David was elected as member of provincial parliament and served until 1999. During that time he served on almost every provincial government committee and was vice – chair of the standing committee of regulation and private bills.
David returned to Sarnia Council in 2004.
On November 2005 a Long-Standing Service Award was presented to Dave by the Ontario Government for his “over 25 years of Municipal Service and for showing immense leadership and commitment to his community of Sarnia Lambton”.
Terry Burrell, City Councillor
954 Champlain Road
Sarnia, ON N7V 2G2
Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Terry has served 20 years on Sarnia City Council, including 6 years on County Council.
He operates a business as a Chartered Accountant on Christina Street.
Terry and his wife JoAnne have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Terry sings in the Sacred Heart Church Choir.
As a member of Friends of the St. Clair River and as Canadian Vice Chair of the Bi-National Public Advisory Committee for the St Clair River Remedial Action Plan (BPAC), Terry continues to work with Canadians and Americans from Port Huron to improve the St Clair River.
Nathan Colquhoun - City Councillor
102 College Ave S
Sarnia, ON N7T 2Z3
Nathan Colquhoun is a founder of theStory, Storyboard Solutions, Refined Fool Brewing Company, Burger Rebellion, Mexico, Festival of Good Things and Run of Exploding Colour and he sits on the board of Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton. He was elected in his first official term as city councillor in 2018.
Bill Dennis, City Councillor
1013 Mike Weir Drive
Bright's Grove, ON N0N 1C0
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bill Dennis is a lifelong Sarnia resident and a proud Real Estate Broker with Re/Max Sarnia Realty Inc. Bill has been an award winning real estate broker in Sarnia for 25 years and has been recognized over the years as a top five agent in Ontario for transactions. Bill is also a very active self-taught financial investor who trades in the financial markets daily. Bill is married to Janice McMichael- Dennis (who is the President and CEO of Bluewater Power Group of Companies) and is also the proud Father to two sons. Bill studied at both Fanshawe College (Municipal Affairs and Assessment) and the University of Windsor (Political Science). This is Bill's first official foray into Politics and he was exceptionally pleased to top the polls for the City Council seats. Bill is both approachable and responsive and is whole-heartedly committed to the City of Sarnia and its people.
Mike Stark, City and County Councillor
1333 Coral Way
Sarnia, ON, N7V 3R9
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Born in the Maritimes and moved to Sarnia at a very young age and have resided in Sarnia for the past 63 years. Attended St. Patrick's Secondary School in Sarnia, graduating in 1972. I moved to London, Ontario in 1973 to attend post secondary school at Western University, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Economics and continued residence in London through 1976, where I started my work career with Brewers Warehousing Corporation in their auditing division. Returned to Sarnia in 1978, assisting with the family business, Stark's Jewellers Limited. Assumed the role of President and CEO in 1990 and continue in that role through to the present. I have experience in the financial services sector, where I worked as a financial planner for three different national firms. I married Cynthia in 1974 and we have three grown children, Ryan, Cortney and Kyle. We have four grandchildren, Olivia, Mia, Joseph and Nika.
Sarnia- Lambton Chamber of Commerce – President
United Way of Sarnia- Lambton - Campaign Chairman
Kiwanis of the Seaway – President
City of Sarnia - Hospital Board Member
City of Sarnia - St. Clair Parkway Board Member
City of Sarnia - Alderman (1985-1988)
City of Sarnia - Boundary Negotiation Chairman (1987-1988)
Town of Clearwater - Reeve (1988-1990)
Town of Clearwater - Boundary Negotiating Chairman (1988 - 1990)
County of Lambton - Councillor (1988-1990)
Province of Ontario - Police Constable Selection Advisory Committee
George Vandenberg, City Councillor
1066 Gurd St.
Sarnia, ON N7S 2G6
Currently Chair Sarnia and District Humane Society, Licensed Paralegal, etc.
Brian White, City and County Councillor
c/o City of Sarnia
255 Christina St. N., Sarnia
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Brian was born and raised in Sarnia and is married with 2 young children. He has lived and worked in Nova Scotia and in the remote northern Community of Wemindji, QC. Through his work in documentary, he has traveled and worked in every province and territory, except for Yukon. Brian's community activism is spread across the country, but has been locally based since returning home in 2007. Brian is currently serving his second term as Board President for St. Clair Child and Youth Services, Lambton County's front-line mental health provider for people 18 and under. He also serves on the agency's Services and Programs Committee, and Community Relations Committee. Brian served on Sarnia's Save The Jail Committee, the Sarnia Lambton Health Coalition and Lambton Environmental Action Plan. Brian has also organized or assisted in organizing many community meetings, such as the Citizen's Addiction Awareness Meeting, steered towards giving our community a voice in the path towards an addiction and recovery centre. He gives a lot of time working with groups to strengthen their own missions, by speaking publicly or strategizing at their tables. Along with his wife Jessi, he is the organizer for the local Trek for Tourette. Serving his first term on Council, he has been appointed to the Sarnia Environmental Assessment Committee and the Lambton County Rural Game Protective Association.
General questions about Sarnia City Council may be directed to the City Clerk's Department at 519-332-0330 extension 3263.
This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, January 4, 2019 1:45 PM