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Portrait of the 2014-2018 Council

Municipality of Brockton Council 2014-2018

L-R: Steve Adams, Dean Leifso, Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak, Mayor David Inglis, Chris Peabody, Bill Bell, Chris Oberle

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Mayor David Inglis

 Portrait of Mayor David Inglis

After graduation from the Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph, David worked in Extension with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Huron County for three years. He then came home to the family dairy farm near Walkerton where the family raised a purebred Holstein herd, which earned two Master Breeder Awards from the Canadian Holstein Association.

During this time, David was involved in leadership roles with a number of community organizations including: Director and President of the Walkerton Agriculture Society, Trustee and Chairman of the Bruce County Board of Education, Member and President of the Canadian 4-H Council and Director and President of Walkerton and District Community Living.

David was first elected as a Brockton Councillor in 2006 and was elected Mayor in 2010 and 2014. He also served two terms as Warden of Bruce County in 2012 and 2013.

David is a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient and is an active member of St. Paul's United Church, Walkerton.

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Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak

 Portrait of Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak

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Councillor Steve Adams 

Portrait of Councillor Steve Adams

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Councillor Bill Bell

Portrait of Councillor Bill Bell

Bill Bell, 56, has lived in Walkerton his entire life. He has five children, Therese, Mary-Pat, Joshua, Darcie and Alexandra, as well as being the proud grandfather of four grandchildren with one more on the way.

Bill worked for the Municipality of Brockton as a Roads Department employee for 34 years before retiring in 2013.

With an interest in the outdoors, Bill enjoys hiking, and gardening in the fresh air. He also likes to travel, and occasionally visits the South in the winter. As an avid pool player, Bill has played in the local pool league for ten years.

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Councillor Dean Leifso

Portrait of Councillor Dean Leifso

Dean lives on the family farm near Elmwood with his wife, Marion.  They have three children, Corwin, Deanne and Jenna. 

After graduation from Western University he opened a law office in Hanover which he now operates with his son, Corwin. 

Dean is the third generation of his family to live on the family farm where he breeds and raises Standardbred horses. He is currently a director with Equine Canada as well as Chair of the Hanover Raceway.  In addition he has served as President of the International Trotting Association, Chair of Standardbred Canada and numerous committees including Government Relations, By-Laws and Governance.  The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association have awarded him with  the Chris Van Bussel Memorial Award in recognition of his contribution to the Ontario and Canadian Standardbred Breeding Industry. 

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Councillor Chris Oberle

Portrait of Councillor Chris Oberle

Chris grew up in Carlsruhe, Ontario on a dairy farm with his parents and four siblings.  He studied honours political science and history at Wilfrid Laurier University. Chris then attended Seneca College in North York and obtained his Paralegal Diploma.  He moved back to Brockton in 2013.  Chris now resides in Walkerton with his wife, Alishia, and son, Emmett.

Chris was granted his paralegal license from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2014.  He owns and operates Oberle Paralegal Services in Hanover.  Chris is involved locally with the Saugeen Mixed Soccer League and Lakeshore Soccer League.

Chris decided to run for council to give back to the community and to ensure council is responsive and accountable to the residents.  He looks forward to serving the residents of Brockton.

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Councillor Chris Peabody

Portrait of Councillor Chris Peabody

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