Office Contact Information


Village of Port Clements
36 Cedar Avenue West
Port Clements, BC
V0T 1R0


Email Contacts:

Chief Administrative Officer:  Ruby Decock Email Link
Deputy Clerk:  Elizabeth Cumming Email Link

Phone Numbers:

Office Phone: 250-557-4295
Office Fax:  250-557-4568
Public Works:  250-557-4326
After Hours Emergency:  250-557-4272

Office hours are Tuesday thru Friday, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Regular Council meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.

Village Council

Mayor Urs Thomas

  • North Coast Regional District
  • Northern Health Authority
  • Gwaii Tel
  • Community Futures


 Councillor Charleen O’Brien Anderson

  • Northern Development Initiative Trust
  • Recreation Committee
  • Gwaii Tel (Alternate)
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Tourism Committee (Alternate)
  • Park Management Committee (Alternate)


Deputy Mayor  Doug Daugert (July 1st – September 30th, 2018)

  • North Coast Regional District (Alternate)
  • Misty Isles Economic Development Society
  • Northern Health Authority (Alternate)
  • Community Futures (Alternate)
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee (Alternate)


Councillor Brigid Cumming

  • Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Recreation Committee (Alternate)


Councillor Elizabeth Stewart

  • Tourism Committee
  • Northern Development Initiative (Alternate)
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library (Alternate)
  • Park Management Committee


Deputy Mayor Schedule 2018:

January – March           BRIGID CUMMING




Council Roles and Responsibilities

Mayor and Council’s responsibilities are set out in the Community Charter.  Generally, Council’s role is to consider the best interests of the Village, represent the will of the public, determine services and establish levels of service delivery, and provide leadership and governance by focusing on key issues, strategic planning, and setting policy.

The members of the Village of Port Clements Council consist of the Mayor and 4 Councillors.

Individually, Councillors’ have very few statutory powers or responsibilities.  The substantive powers of Council are exercised collectively with out Councillors.  Council may only exercise its authority by resolution or bylaw at a Council meeting.  Each member of Council, including the Mayor, has one vote on any question.  Each member of Council present must vote on the question, and if a member of the Council does not indicate how he or she votes, that member is deemed to have voted in the affirmative.


The Mayor is the head and Chief Executive Office of the Village.  In addition to the Council members’ responsibilities, the Mayor’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership to Council
  • Communicate information to Council
  • Preside at Council meetings
  • Provide, on behalf of Council, general direction to the Village officers respecting implementation of Village policies, programs, and other Council directions.
  • Reflect the will of Council and carry out other duties on behalf of Council

Council’s relationship with staff:

Councils’ direct contact with Village staff is through the Chief Administrative Officer.  The CAO provides direction to staff to carry out Council’s decisions.