Councillor Mennill originally was elected in 1977 and served until 1987 when he stepped down because of family commitments and the demands of farming. Now, ‘semi-retired’ with a grown family, he is serving Malahide Township and the County of Elgin.
Mr. Mennill continued to be active in the community, serving on the Malahide #1 Fire Department for 32 years, the final years as a fire chief. He was also a member of the County Land Division Committee for 10 years. In addition to being a County Councillor, Mr. Mennill is the Past President of the Foundation for the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Other community involvement includes working with the Corner Cupboard, Christmas Care and fundraising for the East Elgin Community Complex. He is a member of the Aylmer Curling Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Councillor Mennill and his wife, Judy, have been residents of Malahide Township for 41 years; their family farm is on Vienna Line. Their daughter Rita and son-in-law Will have two children, Lauren and Aidan.
Councillor Mennill serves on the CAO Selection Committee, and the Terrace Lodge Building Committee.
Favourite Quote used by his Grandfather Dale – “But for the Grace of God there go I”.