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County Council

Elgin County ...

Elgin County became incorporated in 1852, the original municipalities included the Townships of Aldborough, Dunwich, Southwold, Yarmouth, Malahide, Bayham and South Dorchester and the Village of St. Thomas which also served as the County Seat. In 1861, the City of St. Thomas officially separated from the County and formed a single tier government.

While the boundaries of the County have remained unchanged to this day, there have been a number of changes to local governments over time, with the emergence of new towns and villages and the departure of others. The most significant change occurred in 1998 when the County restructured into seven local municipalities.

The seven municipalities within Elgin County are all unique in their own ways, providing employment, recreation, transportation options and a friendly and welcoming feel to residents and visitors alike.

2017 Committee Appointments 


Municipality Council Members Address Telephone E-mail Address


Bayham (M) Paul Ens (Mary Lee) 8941 Mitchell Road, Straffordville, N0J 1Y0 519-866-5295
Central Elgin (M) David Marr (Sandy)
(DM) Sally Martyn (John)
346 High Street, Port Stanley, N5L 1J8
P.O. Box 34, Sparta, N0L 2H0
Dutton/Dunwich (M) Cameron McWilliam (Anne Marie) 28740 Celtic Line, R.R. #1, Dutton, N0L 1J0 519-762-3340
West Elgin (M) Bernie Wiehle 21362 Talbot Ln., R.R. #2, Rodney,
N0L 2C0


Aylmer (M) Greg Currie (Avril) 12 Charles Court, Aylmer, N5H 3C8 519-765-2207


Malahide (M) David Mennill (Judy)
(DM) Jim Jenkins (Jeanette)
51200 Vienna Ln., R.R. #2, Aylmer,
N5H 2R2
46850 Wilson Line., R.R. #1, Belmont,

N0L 1B0

Southwold (M) Grant Jones (Mary-Lou) 35893 Scotch Line, Port Stanley,
N5L 1J1


Visit our Seven Municipalities!

Municipality of Bayham

The Municipality of Bayham has an energy focus on the environment, agriculture, and business services.

Municipality of Central Elgin

The Municipality of Central Elgin is the quintessential rural getaway, with a variety of recreational, leisure and cultural activities.

Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich

With its immediate access to Highway 401, the Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich has become attractive for families seeking a “small town” alternative to the busier urban lifestyle.

Town of Aylmer

The Town of Aylmer has become the epicentre of business and commerce for eastern Elgin County.

Township of Malahide

The Township of Malahide is known for its rich agricultural industry, and is home to the Ontario Police College

Township of Southwold

The Township of Southwold is a predominantly rural community with a strong agricultural base.

Municipality West Elgin

The Municipality of West Elgin is ideally situated for companies interested in proximity to the 401-corridor midway between Windsor and Toronto.