Message from the County Warden
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. I plan to ensure the
continued sound management of this regional government’s finances, and advocate on such issues as the widening of County Road 17, Alfred College, social housing, infrastructure funding, emergency services, hydroelectricity costs, the expansion of natural gas, and increased economic development and tourism opportunities.
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.
Gary J. Barton
Warden for 2017
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.