Term & Responsibilities

The primary functions of City Council are: to establish administrative policy; to adopt bylaws governing matters which are delegated to local government through the Community Charter and other Provincial statutes enacted for the protection of the public; and to levy taxes for these purposes.

City Council is also empowered to manage, acquire and dispose of City assets.

The day-to-day operation of the City is delegated by Council to the Chief Administrative Officer and City staff.

Since 1879, when the Township of Richmond was first incorporated, the responsibility for local government in Richmond has been vested in a Mayor (known until 1967 as the "Reeve") and Councillors. The Mayor and eight Councillors make up Richmond City Council.

A general election for Mayor and eight Councillors for the City of Richmond was last held on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The Inaugural Council Meeting for the 2022-2026 term was November 7, 2022.

All are elected for four-year terms.

View City Council's Strategic Plan for 2022 to 2026
View City Council's Remuneration Report

See Election Results, the current City Council Members and Agendas & Minutes for more information.