Warden and Councillors

Councillors in chamber

Middlesex County Council is made up of representatives from 7 member municipalities within the County's boundaries. The Head of County Council is elected from among the Council members in December of each year by a vote at Council and is known as the Warden. 

WARDEN

Councillor Cathy Burghardt-Jesson - 2023 Warden
Mayor, Municipality of Lucan Biddulph

Biography:

Warden Cathy Burghardt-Jesson is well known to Middlesex County as a community champion, volunteer and ultimate hockey fan. Elected in 2022 to serve a third term as Mayor of the Township of Lucan Biddulph, Cathy entered local politics being elected as Deputy Mayor in 2010. Warden Burghardt-Jesson was previously elected as Middlesex County Warden in 2020 and 2021. This will be her third term as Warden.

Cathy is the proud mother of four adult boys with her husband, Kirk. When she is not tending to local and County Council matters, Cathy is actively serving the community as a member of the Lake Huron Primary Water Systems Board, a member of the Annual Fire & Ice Fundraising Hockey Game Committee, a member of the Middlesex-London Paramedic Service Authority Board, and as a member of the South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC).

Cathy has served as Chair of the Lucan Relay for Life, President of the Lucan Minor Hockey Association, Chair of the Logan Couture All Star Game and Chair of the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge - Lucan Site. In 2018, Cathy’s own love for hockey became contagious as the community rallied together and gained national attention while beating out the towns of High River, Alberta, Lafleche, Saskatchewan and Huntingdon, Quebec to become Kraft Hockeyville Canada; an accomplishment that resulted in the municipality receiving a $250,000 grant to upgrade its local facilities and hosting a NHL pre-season game.

Finally, Cathy has been a proud Middlesex County resident for over twenty-five years!

Committees and Boards:

  • Middlesex Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Middlesex County Budget Committee
  • Library Board
  • Middlesex-London Emergency Services Authority Board
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • County/City Liaison Committee
  • Western Fair Programming Council
  • South Central Ontario Regional Economic Development Corp.

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.lucanbiddulph.on.ca

Deputy Warden

Councillor Aina DeViet - 2023 Deputy Warden
Mayor, Municipality of Middlesex Centre

Committees and Boards:

  • Middlesex County Budget Committee
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Middlesex-London Board of Health
  • County/City Liaison Committee
  • Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Executive Committee, Caucus Chair, County Caucus

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.middlesexcentre.on.ca

Councillors

Councillor Susan Clarke
Mayor, Municipality of Adelaide Metcalfe

Committees and Boards: 

  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • University of Western Ontario Board of Directors

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.adelaidemetcalfe.on.ca

Councillor John Brennan
Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Middlesex Centre

Committees and Boards: 

  • Middlesex Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Western Fair Board

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.middlesexcentre.on.ca

Councillor Brian Ropp
Mayor, Municipality of North Middlesex

Committees and Boards: 

  • Middlesex County Budget Committee
  • Middlesex-London Emergency Services Authority Board
  • Western Fair Programming Council

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.northmiddlesex.on.ca

Councillor Allan Mayhew
Mayor, Municipality of Southwest Middlesex

Committees and Boards: 

  • Middlesex Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Planning Advisory Committee

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.southwestmiddlesex.ca

Councillor Colin Grantham
Mayor, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

Committees and Boards: 

  • London-Middlesex Housing Corporation
  • County/City Liaison Committee

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.strathroy-caradoc.ca

Councillor Mike McGuire
Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

Committees and Boards: 

  • Middlesex-London Emergency Services Authority Board
  • Middlesex-London Board of Health

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.strathroy-caradoc.ca

Councillor Sharron McMillan
Mayor, Municipality of Thames Centre

Committees and Boards: 

  • Library Board
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • South Central Ontario Regional Economic Development Corp. (SCOR)

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.thamescentre.on.ca

Councillor Michelle Smibert
Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Thames Centre

Committees and Boards: 

  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Middlesex-London Board of Health

Contact:

Email: @email
Website: www.thamescentre.on.ca

List of Past Wardens

Wardens of Middlesex County – 1850 to date