Council and Committees

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Brampton’s City Council is composed of the Mayor and ten Councillors.
They are elected to Council for a four-year term.  

The Mayor is elected by voters from all parts of the City. 
Councillors are elected by voters within their specific wards.  

The Mayor and six of the Councillors also represent the City as members of the Region of Peel Council.

Council is the decision-making body.  It considers recommendations from its committees and makes decisions about matters that are local government responsibilities

Committee meetings provide members the opportunity for discussion and public input, prior to making recommendations to Council concerning the services and operations of the municipality. For a list of committees established by this Council, refer to membership and mandates.

The current committee structure is also illustrated below. 


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expandRole of The Mayor

The Municipal Act states that:

As the head of council, it is the Mayor's role,

  • to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
  • to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
  • to provide leadership to the council;
  • to represent the municipality at official function

As chief executive officer of a municipality, the head of council shall,

  • uphold and promote the purposes of the municipality;
  • promote public involvement in the municipality’s activities;
  • act as the representative of the municipality both within and outside the municipality, and promote the municipality locally, nationally and internationally; and
  • participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality and its residents.  
expandRole of Council

Council is the decision-making body. 

The Municipal Act states that it is the role of council,

  • to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
  • to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
  • to determine which services the municipality provides;
  • to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
  • to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
  • to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality.
expandRole of Committees

At committee meetings, members hear from the public, ask questions, receive advice from staff and experts, and discuss issues.

  • Recommendations from a committee are forwarded to Council for final approval.  

The current committee structure is illustrated below. Committee membership and mandates are also available here.

expandAppointments to Advisory Committees, Boards and Tribunals

​Council appoints local residents to citizen advisory committees and local boards and tribunals, to volunteer their expertise and provide recommendations.  

When there are vacancies, the City Clerk publishes a public notice inviting residents of Brampton who are Canadian citizens and 18 years of age or older to apply.

The list of committees and their memberships and mandates are available here.

expandPublic participation in the decision-making process
Look for suggestions about how to get involved, and share your perspective on City matters.

​Council Committee Structure

 March 2014

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