Mayor Heather Jackson

Major Jackson

Mayoral Roles & Responsibilities

As the duty of the head of the council;
a) to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
b) to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
c) to provide leadership to the council;
d) to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council;
e) to represent the municipality at official functions; and
f) to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act. (The Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25,s.225)

As the duty of the chief executive officer;
a) uphold and promote the purposes of the municipality;
b) promote public involvement in the municipality's activities;
c) act as the representative of the municipality both within and outside the municipality, and promote the muncipality locally, nationally and internationally; and
d) participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality and its residents. (The Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25, s.226.1)

Boards and Committees

  • Ascent Group Inc.
  • Board of Directors of St. Thomas Energy Inc.
  • Board of Management - Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System
  • Canada Day Committee
  • Elgin St. Thomas Public Health
  • Emergency Management Program Committee
  • Environmental Stewardship Committee
  • Green Lane Community Trust Fund
  • Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
  • Police Services Board
  • Select Committee for Animal Welfare
  • Select Committee for Review of Council Grants
  • Special Events Committee (Alternate)
  • St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre Board of Directors
  • St. Thomas Seniors' Centre - Board of Directors

Mayor Jackson on CBC's Power and Politics - September 1, 2015

Contact Information

Mayor Heather Jackson
City of St. Thomas
P.O. Box 520
545 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V7


City Hall Tel: 519-631-1680 ext. 4131
City Hall Fax: 519-631-9970