County Council

Message from Warden Daniel Lafleur

Photo of the 2022 Warden, Daniel Lafleur, sitting at the Council table and proudly wearing the robe and chain of office.

As the 2022 Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, it is with great honour that I commit to work for all the citizens of our beautiful region. In the coming year, I will be called upon to promote collaboration and unity within the Council in advancing both our regional interests and the assets of each of our communities.

Over the course of my term, I intend to continue making progress on the many major regional projects currently underway. To begin with, I will ensure that the construction of the new Prescott and Russell Residence continues to progress within projected timelines and budget. Improving the quality of life and safety of our residents is without a doubt one of my main priorities.

I will also work alongside our many community organizations in implementing the Prescott and Russell Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. This initiative, which aims to support our most vulnerable communities, will allow our region to ensure a brighter future for all, including the youth, at-risk populations, and seniors.

In recent years, many entrepreneurs in the region have experienced challenging times. From the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic to a worsening labour shortage and supply chain issues, they need our support more than ever. Our businesses are the economic drivers of our communities, and we need to do everything in our power to ensure a prosperous future for them in our region.

It is with an open mind and a collaborative approach that I look forward to working in partnership with our MP and MPP, elected officials in our neighbouring communities such as Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Cornwall, and Ottawa, as well as our colleagues in Eastern Ontario to achieve our common goals.

Each of our communities is a great asset to our region and plays an important role in the excellent quality of life we are able to offer to our population. As many of our towns and villages experience substantial growth, our region is more popular than ever as a place to raise a family, work, and play. It is therefore obvious to me that by listening to the needs of each of our municipalities and by focusing on our common interests, the Prescott and Russell region can aspire to achieve all its ambitions.

It is with great pride and humility that I accept the role of Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. I trust that all local elected officials will continue to work well together, always with the view to providing our residents with a bright, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Daniel Lafleur
2022 Warden

How the Council Works

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are made up of eight 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 the 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.