Meet Your Council
Steve Fournier, Reeve
This will be Steve's third term on Council, first term as ward Councillor and second and third term as Reeve
He was born and raised in the Perth area and has been a property owner in the Township for over 30 years. Steve had a career with the Town of Perth for 36 years in the recreation and emergency services sectors. Steve was also a member of the Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Service for 14 years and served as Deputy Chief. Steve and his wife Shellee share four children and have five grand children
Ray Scissons, Councillor - North Elmsley Ward
Elected to first term 2010.
Ray Scissons retired as the Township’s chief building official (CBO) in 2009, a role he had held since 1993.
Scissons extensive experience in municipal government includes current work as the chief building official, planning department for Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley.
- Operates a beef farm in Drummond/North Elmsley with wife Diane and family.
- 1968-1981 - Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
- Appointments - Drummond/North Elmsley/Tay Valley Fire and Rescue and the Drummond/North Elmsley Trail Committee
Paul Kehoe, Councillor - Drummond Ward
Elected to first term 2018.
Paul was raised in North Elmsley Township just outside of Rideau Ferry, attended North Elmsley Public School and PDCI. After graduating college in Environmental Technology he was employed by the Ministry of Environment. He was a Provincial Officer with the Ministry for over 30 years as an Environmental Officer in various locations within the province and as a District Supervisor in Ottawa. His latest position was with the Ministry of Natural Resources as an Area Supervisor in Kingston. After his retirement he worked part time for Pinchin Ltd an environmental consulting firm as a Municipal Advisor to communities in Northern Ontario until his election in 2018.
Paul has been a long-time community volunteer with 1st Drummond Scouts and throughout the area. He currently is the Warden of the Whispering Pines Scout Camp on Otty Lake.
He and his wife, Joy have three children and have lived on a small farm off the Tennyson Road for the past 32 years.
He is looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of the Township for another term.
John Matheson, Deputy Reeve – Drummond Ward
John Matheson is a newly elected Deputy Reeve. John was born and raised on a family farm in Drummond Township.
John farmed in Drummond Centre were he proudly raised his 3 sons while working for 34 years at Brewers Retail, after retiring John and his wife Ewa moved to a new home on the Tennyson Road.
John was a director of the Cattlemans Association, president of the Perth Blue Wings Junior B team, a member and volunteer of the Perth Civitan, and volunteer for minor hockey and baseball.
I feel privileged to have been elected to serve the good people of DNE.
Paul Coutts, Councillor – North Elmsley Ward
Paul is a licensed General Carpenter who operates a small General Contracting firm. Raised in North Elmsley Township and attended North Elmsley Public School and PDCI.
He is on the Board of Trustees and manager of Rideau Ferry Cemetery.
A member of Rideau Ferry United Church and a Board member.
Married with 2 daughters. His wife Danita is a RPN at Lanark Lodge.