Clarington Municipal Council is made up of the Mayor, the head of Council, and six Councillors. We have four local Councillors representing four wards and two regional Councillors. Our Mayor and both regional Councillors represent Clarington on Regional Council.
Council considers reports from the General Government and Planning & Development Committees. The General Government Committee sits Monday during the day, at 9:30 a.m. unless it's a holiday and than it moves to the Tuesday. The Planning & Development Committee sits the following Monday night, at 7 p.m. Council usually follows on the third Monday night at 7 p.m., in Council Chambers.
All Council and Committee meetings are open to the public with some exemptions. If you wish to address Council, please visit our Delegations page.
See our meetings calendar for future Council and Committee meetings.
Agendas, minutes and reports are available online, or you can get a copy of the agenda from Municipal Clerk's Office. We will post agendas on the meetings calendar by noon on the Friday before a regular meeting. In the case of a special meeting, we will post the agenda at least 24 hours before the meeting.
The Mayor is the Head of Council and is elected at large by all eligible electors in the municipality.
Clarington is divided into four wards. Each ward has 2 representatives, a local Councillor and a regional Councillor. Electors in each ward can choose only among the candidates who are running for election in their specific ward. View Clarington's Ward Map to find out who your Councillor is.
The Mayor is a member of the Regional Council. In Clarington, two regional Councillors (one representing Wards 1 and 2; one representing Wards 3 and 4) are elected by the voters to sit on both the regional and local Councils.
Experience the joy of playing outdoors at Clarington's parks and sports fields. With over 70 parks to choose from, it's easy to find something fun to do.
Dance the night away with your friends at the Newcastle & District Recreation Complex Pre-teen Dance!
Clarington's Recreation and Leisure Guide provides information on fitness, aquatic and recreation programs, as well as swimming and skating schedules.