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Residents of Hanover elected the current Town Council, consisting a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and  five Councillors, to a four year governance term (December 2014 to November 2018). The Mayor and Deputy Mayor also represent Hanover on Grey County Council.

Hanover Council functions very cohesively to ensure all members are engaged and truly responsive to our community. Working closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and Department Heads, Council’s priorities are the implementation of the Strategic Plan objectives, quality leadership, community vision and sustainability and local government that Hanover citizens can trust and feel confident in. Together, we are well positioned to address current and future challenges, while embracing change and opportunities.

Your future in Hanover has stability, promise and assurance. It is good for you to be here!

Sue Paterson

Sue Paterson
Mayor
341 10th Street
Hanover ON N4N 1P5
  519.364.2780 x 1230
 spaterson@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Hanover Police Services Board
Saugeen Conservation Authority
Grey County Council
Grey Bruce Board of Health
Grey County Long Term Care Management Committee

Mayor Sue Paterson entered municipal government as a councillor for the Town of Hanover in 2003 and was elected Mayor of Hanover in 2014.  After a sixteen year career at P & H Foods in administration, with her last position of export logistics coordinator being the highlight, Sue accepted the position of fundraising coordinator for the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation in 2002.  Sue has achieved the personal and professional competency credential of a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  She retired from fund raising in 2017, but still has a soft spot for charities and community causes.  Sue has a strong affiliation with the Royal Canadian Legion and has held many offices including President of the Hanover Legion and Zone C-3 Poppy Chair – a connection developed through her father, a World War II veteran.  Sue has called Hanover her home for over 50 years.  Sue and her husband, Rick Wttewaall love Hanover and its lifestyle.  If Sue is not in the town office you can always find her and Marco Polo, her canine companion, walking the trails or strolling the streets of Hanover. 
Selwyn Hicks

Selwyn J. Hicks
Deputy Mayor

  519.364.1248
 shicks@hanover.ca 

Board/Committee Representation

Economic Development Committee
Launch Pad Board of Directors
Grey County Council
Corporate Services (Grey County)
Social Services (Grey County)

 

Steve Fitzsimmons

Steve Fitzsimmons
Councillor

  519.364.0134
 sfitzsimmons@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Cemetery Board
Bluewater Radio Board of Directors
Hanover Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society
Hanover Raceway Committee
Hanover Library Board

Councillor Steve Fitzsimmons was elected in 2014 and is currently serving his first term on Hanover Council.  He has a strong background of volunteering his time in Hanover.  It includes a 12 year stint on the board of directors of Hanover Minor Hockey, starting as a very successful fundraising chair of the organization and culminating as their president from 2011-2014.  He also found time to coach his son’s minor hockey team for three seasons.  Steve has a long association with Heroes for Hope, formerly known as Cops for Cancer, being the emcee of their event from 2008-2016 and a board member and fundraising member for many of those years as well.  Steve has been the Rogers TV Play-by-Play Voice of the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm for the last 17 seasons. He has also shared his talents with the local audience of Bluewater Radio, calling the action of the Hanover Barons for four seasons and co-host of a popular Hockey Talk show for the last three seasons.  Hockey Talk is simulcast across the province on Eastlink TV.  Steve has worked at Hallman Motors for the past seven years as a Sales Representative. He is happily married to his wife Dawn and has two sons, Quintin, 19 and Liam, 16.
Peter Hambly

Peter D. Hambly
Councillor

  519.364.5058
 phambly@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Hanover/Walkerton Waste Management Committee
Planning Advisory Committee
Saugeen Mobility & Regional Transit (SMART)
Westario Power Board of Directors
Alternate Member of Grey County Council

Councillor Peter D. Hambly was born in Toronto, but left when he was two.  After being designated an Ontario Scholar, he obtained a B.Sc. degree (major in mathematics) from the University of Western Ontario.  Peter worked in financial services in smaller Ontario communities for over 40 years (life insurance, chartered banks, and a credit union) finishing as a commercial lender/banker.  He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation along the way, retiring in 2013 as Senior Director & Regional Manager for Meridian Credit Union.  Peter, and his retired spouse, Beverly, have lived in Hanover for 32 years.  They have two married daughters and four grandchildren.  Peter has served as Treasurer of the Hanover Tennis Club Inc., a Director of Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, and Director, then President, of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce - each for roughly a decade. Peter continues to be active in the community and is a member of PROBUS.  He is an avid reader, a tournament bridge player, and has had roughly 100 letters published in the Globe and Mail.  He is currently serving his fifth term on Hanover Council.

Rick Hopkins

Rick Hopkins
Councillor

  519.364.4496
 rhopkins@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards
Hanover Police Services Board
Heritage Advisory Committee
Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Committee

Ed King

Ed King
Councillor

  519.364.4690
 eking@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Age Friendly Advisory Committee
Bluewater Radio Board of Directors
Saugeen Municipal Airport Board of Directors

Councillor Ed King  has lived in Hanover for over 30 years. He and his wife, Elise, have three children: Adam, Justine and Anthony.  Ed taught Religion, Physical Education, and Co-operative Education at Sacred Heart Secondary School in Walkerton for over 30 years.  Now retired, Ed has a passion for pickle ball and enjoys walking and biking.  Ed is currently serving his second term on Hanover Council.

Hazel Pratt-Paige

Hazel Pratt-Paige
Councillor

  519.363.3167
 hpratt-paige@hanover.ca

Board/Committee Representation

Hanover Downtown Improvement Area
Community Improvement Partnership
Downtown Revitalization Implementation Committee
Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Committee