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Hanover Council

L to R - Brandon Koebel, Harold Fleet, Selwyn Hicks, Sue Paterson, Steve Fitzsimmons, Warren Dickert, Dave Hocking

Residents of Hanover elected the current Town Council, consisting a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and  five Councillors, to a four year governance term (December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022). 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

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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

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Warren Dickert

Warren Dickert
Councillor

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Steve Fitzsimmons

Steve Fitzsimmons
Councillor 

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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.
Harold Fleet

Harold Fleet
Councillor

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Dave Hocking

Dave Hocking
Councillor

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Dave is married to his wife Lorna and has a daughter Stephanie and two granddaughters Ashley and Taylor. Dave is a proud Hanoverian who was born and raised in Hanover and attended James A Magee Elementary School and Hanover and District High School.

Dave has a Honours BSc from University of Guelph and teaching certificate from Althouse College of Education in London Dave’s teaching career spanned over 31 years and he retired as principal of JDSS After retirement Dave got his licence to trade in real real estate and worked for Royal Lepage RCR Realty for another 12 years. Dave served 4 terms on Town Council from 1985 to 1993. During that tenure he was fundraising chair for the construction of the Aquatic Centre and served as council representative on the Hanover Recreation Board and Library Board. Dave was a director on the Hanover and District Hospital Board for 10 years having served as chair of the board for 3 years During that time Dave served as fundraising chair for the construction of the medical clinic. A high point for Dave was the outpouring of support for the CT scanner at the community rally at the Legion.

Currently Dave is member of the Hanover and District Probus Club, steering committee member on the cultural plan process, a member of the Hanover Economic Development Committee, a director on the Grey Bruce Habitat for Humanity and a member on the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation. Dave is looking forward to his return to town council with enthusiasm and looks forward to working with the new council, the staff and community volunteer to collectively build on the accomplishments of previous councils. Dave considers it a great honour to serve the people of Hanover once again.

 
Brandon Koebel

Brandon Koebel
Councillor

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Brandon has a true love for the Town of Hanover. He was raised just outside of Town, and worked for the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department for nearly a decade. Brandon returned to Hanover in 2015 after attending Trent University and Queen’s University where he obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education Degree. He is currently finishing his Master of Education Degree focusing on Education Technology and Leadership through the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Brandon is a Secondary Math Teacher at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton where he is actively involved as an Advisor for both Student Council and Yearbook. With an interest in healthcare and governance, Brandon served as a Governor and Vice-Chair for the Hanover and District Hospital Board of Governors from 2015 - 2018. 

Brandon looks forward to serving the residents of Hanover during his first term on Council.