The Committee of the Whole - Community Development acts in a planning advisory role and makes recommendations regarding development in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. They ensure broad community sustainability by reviewing beautification, land use planning, economic development, and recreation activities in our community. They help to create a healthy, dynamic and diverse business environment by encouraging and supporting existing business and attracting new business opportunities.

Committee meetings

The Committee generally meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Spencerville. View the Council Calendar for the dates, times, locations, agendas, minutes and video recordings of all meetings.

Committee members

For more information about this committee, please email the Community Development Coordinator, Wendy Van Keulen or call 613-658-3055 x101.


  • Councillor Chris Ward (Chair)
  • Mayor Tory Deschamps
  • Deputy Mayor Stephen Dillabough
  • Councillor Joe Martelle
  • Councillor Waddy Smail
  • David Dobbie (Advisory Member)
  • Kimberly Martin (Advisory Member)