City Council

Mayor Irvine Ferris

iferris@city-plap.com
Chairperson:
 Board of Revision
Member: Finance, Legislative & Property Committee, City Planning & Economic Development Committee, Public Safety Committee, Waterworks Committee, Transportation Committee, Community Services Committee
Director: Portage Regional Recreation Authority, Portage & District Hospital Foundation, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, Portage la Prairie Planning District
Representative: Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Tax Sharing Committee

City Councillor Brent Budz

Councillor & Deputy Mayor Brent Budz

bbudz@city-plap.com
Chairperson:
 Finance, Legislative & Property Committee
Second: 
City Planning & Economic Development Committee
Director: 
Portage Regional Recreation Authority, Portage Regional Economic Development, Portage la Prairie Planning District
Representative: 
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee

City Councillor Melissa Draycott

Councillor Melissa Draycott

mdraycott@city-plap.com
Chairperson: Community Services Committee
Second:
Waterworks Committee
Director:
Portage Regional Economic Development, Fort la Reine Museum
Representative:
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee, Parks Committee

City Councillor Ryan Espey

Councillor Ryan Espey

respey@city-plap.com
Chairperson: Transportation Committee
Second: 
Finance, Legislative & Property Committee
Director: 
Portage Regional Recreation Authority, Portage la Prairie Planning District Board
Representative: 
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee, Parks Committee

City Councillor Sharilyn Knox

Councillor Sharilyn Knox

sknox@city-plap.com

Chairperson: Public Safety Committee
Second: 
Community Services Committee
Director: Regional Landfill Authority, RCMP Community Consultative Committee
Representative: 
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee

City Councillor Preston Meier

Councillor Preston Meier

pmeier@city-plap.com

Chairperson: City Planning & Economic Development Committee
Second:
Transportation Committee
Observer: Chamber of Commerce and Positively Portage
Director: Regional Landfill Authority, Portage Regional Economic Development, Heartland Community Futures,
Representative:
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee, Public Art Committee

City Councillor Wayne Wall

Councillor Wayne Wall

wwall@city-plap.com
Chairperson: Waterworks Committee
Second:
Public Safety Committee
Director:
Portage la Prairie Regional Library, Regional Landfill Board, RCMP Community Consultative Committee
Representative:
Budget Committee, City Manager’s Evaluation, Emergency Control Group, Board of Revision, Tax Sharing Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee

Youth Member of Council

City Council sees value in having a Youth Member of Council in order to build interest and knowledge of municipal government in today’s youth. A Youth Member will be selected at the beginning of each school year and will remain until the last meeting of Council in the following August. For more information on the Youth Member of Council position contact the Manager of Administration at 204-239-8337 or info@city-plap.com

Jacinda Houle
2020-2021 Youth Councillor

Council Information

Council Newsletter: Council Briefs Winter 2020 / 2021

Council Ad Hoc Committees: Council appoints several committees each year which includes the Municipal Heritage Committee, Public Art Committee and Portage Parks Committee.

Council Meetings

Schedule of Council Meetings:

Due to code red (critical) Pandemic Response Level restrictions, City Council will return to holding virtual Council meetings, starting Monday November 9, 2020, until further notice. If you wish to speak at a scheduled public hearing, please pre-register by 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting to receive a link. You can pre-register by calling 204-239-8337 or emailing info@city-plap.com. Meetings can also be live-streamed or watched after the fact on the City of Portage la Prairie YouTube channel.

Delegations to Council: Persons wishing to present information to or make a request of City Council may do so by appearing as a delegation. To register as a delegation, please fill out the registration form below and submit no later than the Wednesday prior to Council to the Manager of Administration. Delegation registration forms can be submitted online, in person at City Hall or via email to dvanaert@city-plap.com.

Council Meeting Video: Council Meetings are live streamed on the City of Portage la Prairie YouTube Channel

Administrative Contacts

City Manager: Nathan Peto
Director of Corporate Services: Cathie McFarlane
Director of Operations:  Jocelyn Lequier-Jobin
Director of Utility: Karly Friesen
Director of Public Safety / Fire Chief: Phil Carpenter