The Board of Directors sets policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments and affiliate members. It meets quarterly to develop policy positions on key national municipal issues.

During the quarterly meetings, the various standing committees meet to discuss and develop policy positions on these key issues. These recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Directors who discuss and adopt the recommendations.

All positions on FCM's  Board of Directors are filled by election on an annual basis, with the exception of those designated for affiliate members and the immediate past president, as outlined in the FCM by-laws, during the Annual Conference.

The president, first vice-president, second vice-president and third vice-president are elected at large. The position of immediate past president is an automatic succession.

FCM's Annual Conference provides member delegates the opportunity to debate and vote on policy matters for the coming year.

 Table Officers

Garth Frizzell

FCM President Garth Frizzell is a councillor for the City of Prince George, British Columbia. He was first elected to council in 2008, and is currently serving his fourth term. He chairs the city’s finance and audit committee. 


Joanne Vanderheyden

Joanne Vanderheyden
First Vice-President

FCM First Vice-President Joanne Vanderheyden is the mayor of the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario. She’s served as mayor since 2010. She’s also a councillor for Middlesex County, Ontario, and former chair of the Middlesex-London Health Unit.


Darren Hill

Darren Hill
Second Vice-President

FCM Second Vice-President Darren Hill has been a councillor for the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He’s the council lead on economic development, and chair of the Planning, Development and Community Services Committee.


Scott Pearce

Scott Pearce
Third Vice-President

FCM Third Vice-President Scott Pearce is the Mayor of the Township of Gore, first elected in November 2004. He has also been the Warden of the RCM Argenteuil since 2014—and a member of FCM’s Board of Directors since 2009. 


Upcoming Conferences

Annual Conference and Trade Show
May 31-June 4, 2021
June 2-5, 2022
Regina, SK

Board of Directors Meeting

September 14–17, 2021
Brandon, MB

Advocacy Days

Each November, FCM's elected board members from across Canada converge on Ottawa for several intensive days of meetings with parliamentarians.

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