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    Current Council Members / Strategic Plan

    District Council Intro

    The  level of government closest to the citizens of this community is the District of Port Hardy Municipal Government, where the elected Mayor and Council set policy on how staff and contractors provide many critical services to the community.

     

    2022-2026 Port Hardy District Council

    Back Row L-R-  S/Sgt. Andrew Philips, Councillor Dorward, Councillor Tidbury, Councillor Robertson, Councillor Smith, Fire Chief Brent Borg

    Front Row L-R- Mayor Corbett-Labatt, Councillor Dugas 

    Missing – Councillor Brian Texmo

     

    Photo Credit Heather Nelson-Smith (2022)

    Council Strategic Plan

    Council Strategic Plan

    Update June 2021

    Update December 2021

    Update September 2022

    Mayor

    Patricia Corbett-Labatt

    Tel: 250 230 6488
    Email: pcorbett-labatt@porthardy.ca

    Mayor Corbett-Labatt was born in PEI into an Air Force family and over the years lived on several air force bases and communities across Canada and in Germany. Pat moved to Port Hardy in 1975, where she established her career, put down roots, learned how to fish, and entrenched herself into the community. 

    Even while raising a family, taking courses, and working as an Instructor at North Island College, Pat has always been an active and involved member of the Port Hardy community. Pat was first elected in 2014 as a councillor and then re-elected in 2018.  She is passionate about the social determinants of health, equality for all, and giving back to Port Hardy.

     

     

    Away from council, Pat enjoys being with her family, gardening, helping with the Port Hardy Farmers & Artisan Market, working on stained glass and travelling.

     

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee, First Nations Relations Committee (Chair),

     

    External Organizations: Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors, Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board, Island Coastal Economic Trust, Municipal Insurance Association.

    Councillor

    Janet Dorward

    Tel: 250-949-1080
    Email: jdorward@porthardy.ca

    Janet Dorward was born and raised in Port Hardy and after spending her young adult years in other island communities, she returned to raise her family here.

    Janet has been active in the community since her return, from having reinvigorated Filomi Days in the early 2000’s to being an active and involved Rotarian for the past 18 years.

    She has been employed in a variety of roles in the insurance industry for over 25 years, from mailroom to manager, and continues to enjoy the challenge of her commercial insurance brokering work.

     

     

    Away from council and work, you can find Janet enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities but her favourites are hiking trails and trekking to remote camping spots. She also enjoys challenging herself with long distance triathlon – swimming, biking, and running.

     

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee, Community Consultative Committee

     

    External Organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Job Fair Committee, Port Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule), Regional District of Mount Waddington Solid Waste Committee.

     

    Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors (Alternate)
    Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board (Alternate)

    Councillor

    Dennis Dugas

    Tel: 250 902 9446
    Email: ddugas@porthardy.ca

    Dennis Dugas moved to Port Hardy in 1970 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to work for MacMillan Bloedel (M&B) in the logging industry.  Married in 1973 to Louise Crookall they raised one daughter and two sons in Port Hardy and their sons and their grandchildren still reside in the community.  Dennis started working for the District of Port Hardy in 1974 in the Public Works Department, moved to EPCOR Water Services for thirteen years and then back to employment with the District, retiring in October 2014.  Over the past 40 years Dennis has been involved with a number of community groups and activities including; minor hockey, slow-pitch, old-timers hocking, curling, hiking, camping, fishing and enjoying the natural beauty of Port Hardy.

     

    Most recently Dennis has been a member and vice-president of the Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce and a member of the FILOMI Days Committee. Dennis is honoured to have been elected as Mayor and looks forward to serving the residents of Port Hardy for the next four years.

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee

     

    External Organizations: Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors, Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board, Mount Waddington Table of Partners (Health), North Island Regional Emergency Planning Committee, Port Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule), Vancouver Island North Tourism, Vancouver Island North Training and Attractions Society.

     

    MaPP – Marine Plan Partnership (Alternate)

    Municipal Insurance Association (Alternate)

    Mount Waddington Table of Partners (Wellness First) (Alternate)

    Councillor

    Fred Robertson

    Tel: 250 949 0499
    Email: frobertson@porthardy.ca

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee

     

    External Organizations: Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees, MaPP – Marine Plan Partnership, Mount Waddington Table of Partners (Wellness First), Foundry, Port Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule)

     

    Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board (Alternate)
    Vancouver Island North Training and Attractions Society (Alternate)

    Councillor

    Treena Smith

    Tel: 778-257-2846
    Email: tsmith@porthardy.ca

    Treena Smith was born and raised in Port Hardy. She is a mother and has a great love for her community. Treena was the Manager of the Port Hardy and District Chamber of Commerce for four years and worked closely with individuals and businesses. She attended and hosted tourism conferences and was a part of multiple committees including developing a new brand for Port Hardy. Treena enjoyed being a part of the BC Chamber of Commerce lobbying the provincial government on behalf of the business community. She went on to become the Economic and Community Development Coordinator at the District of Port Hardy and was educated in local government.

     

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee, Bear Smart Port Hardy Committee, Tourism Advisory Committee

     

    External Organizations: BC Ferries Northern Advisory, Port Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule), Port Hardy Heritage Society (Museum)

     

    Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees (Alternate)

    Councillor

    Brian Texmo

    Tel: 250 230 1027
    Email: btexmo@porthardy.ca

     

     

     

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee, Emergency Planning Committee, Tourism Advisory Committee

     

    External Organizations: Off Road Vehicle Committee, Port Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule), Scott Islands Advisory

    Councillor

    John Tidbury

    Tel: 250 902 7218
    Email: jtidbury@porthardy.ca

    Having spent my entire adulthood in Port Hardy, I have strong ties to the community. I worked for BHP Island Copper Mine for 30 years. I currently own my business providing employment to locals.  I raised a family of four, and I am active in many sectors of the community. As a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years; I designed and built the fireworks display for Filomi Days. I am also a member of the Port Hardy Lions Club, Chair of the Vancouver North Tourism Advisory Committee, North Island Gazette Hamper Fund, FILOMI Days Society and a member of the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society. I bring a wealth of experience to the table having been a town Councillor for 25 years and serving on the Mount Waddington Regional District has an Alternate Delegate.  I am enthusiastic about Port Hardy, its residents, and its future. Port Hardy must be open for business. I believe my experience in dealing with all levels of Government will work towards achieving this goal. Port Hardy is important to me, and I believe in the Community.

    Serves on: Policy & Governance Committee, Committee of the Whole, Finance Committee, Emergency Planning Committee

     

    External organizations: Mount Waddington Regional Transportation CommitteePort Hardy Fire Rescue (Deputy Mayor Schedule), Hardy Bay Seniors Citizens Society, Vancouver Island North Woodlands Advisory Group

     

    Regional District of Mount Waddington Solid Waste Committee (Alternate)
    Mount Waddington Table of Partners (Health( (Alternate)

    Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors (Alternate)

    E-MAIL: For security reasons, the District of Port Hardy e-mail system does not accept messages from addresses that appear suspicious in any way. If you have contacted a Council member by e-mail and do not receive a timely response, please contact the District of Port Hardy at general@porthardy.ca or call 250-949-6665.