County Council

Message from the County Warden

François St-Amour

As Council Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, I am very honoured to represent the County and on behalf of all members of Council, and I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our beautiful region.

Over the course of my mandate, my priority is to ensure that Council speaks together and works together with a strong and united voice support for the new direction of the UCPR’s Economic Development and Tourism Department, which will address gaps and opportunities in the electricity and natural gas networks, the improvement of regional infrastructure, and the development of local municipalities’ commercial and industrial sectors.

I also plan to ensure a continuity of certain regional projects and advocacy from 2017, such as the construction of the new Prescott and Russell Residence, the widening of County Road 17, our ambulances being dispatched in the City of Ottawa, fire dispatch communications within our eight municipalities, and the management of social housing and domiciliary hostels in our region. I want to maintain a smooth continuity at the Council table, and continue working together from a regional perspective in order to move forward with a united voice and advance the priorities of Prescott and Russell.

The ongoing challenge for each of our municipalities brings different strengths and priorities. We must exercise good leadership and build on our common interests to allow our region to shine and continue to be a favourable place to live, work and having fun. It is a privilege for me to take on this role, for a second time, at the head of our Council, which must continue to work together, from a regional perspective, to move forward with a united voice and to advance the priorities of Prescott and Russell, and all of Eastern Ontario.

François St-Amour
2018 Warden

How the Council Works

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are made up of 8 lower-tier municipalities. The Mayor of each municipality sits on the United Counties of Prescott and Russell Council and acts on behalf of the municipality in Counties affairs. Council also elects a Warden on an annual basis. As Head of Counties Council, the Warden conducts the Council meetings, sits on committees, and represents the Counties at any meetings or official functions.

Council meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the council Chambers of the County Building at 59 Court Street in L’Orignal.

County Council

59 Court Street, P.O. Box 304, L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0
(613) 675-4661
1-800-667-6307 ext. 2002