Bob Purcell

Councillor Purcell

Years on Council: 7
Municipality: Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
Office: Mayor/Elgin County Warden 1986 & 1987

Councillor Purcell has been the Deputy Mayor of Dutton Dunwich the past 8 years. In October, he successfully ran for the Mayoral position. He was also the Reeve of Dutton previous to amalgamation. This is his seventh year on Elgin County Council. He has previously been the Warden for Elgin County twice in 1986 and 1987.

Over the span of 30 years, Councillor Purcell was a Claims Executive for Avia and Economical Insurance.  He has also invested and put time into private companies such as Purcell & Son’s, CHAPS, and PROMUS Restoration Services.

Councillor Purcell has been active in Elgin County aside from seating on Council and is a long-time member of Dutton & District Lions Club.  He has also spent time on the Elgin-St.Thomas Hospital and Family & Children’s Services Boards.

Councillor Purcell sits on the POA Court Facility, the Policy Review and the Terrace Lodge Building committees. 

Victoria Day Closure 2024
Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.