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July 03, 2014
Thinking of running for office?

Oxford’s area municipalities are hosting a candidate information session for new and returning candidates on August 13

Thinking about running in the upcoming municipal election or school board election? Wondering what is involved? Not sure who to ask?


Oxford County’s eight area municipalities are hosting a candidate information session on August 13 to explain the basics of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, including forms and processes, voting methods and more. The session will benefit new and returning candidates.


The candidate information session takes place:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Oxford County Administration Building – Council Chamber

21 Reeve Street, Woodstock, ON


The sessions will begin with a presentation by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and features MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) representatives as invited guests. Each of Oxford’s municipalities will be on hand to take part in breakout sessions following the presentations to provide more specific information for candidates.


Participants are asked to please RSVP by Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Michael Graves at 519-485-0120 or, or to your local clerk.


Oxford County’s municipalities include Township of Norwich, Township of Zorra, Township of South-West Oxford, Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Town of Ingersoll, Town of Tillsonburg and the City of Woodstock.




“Oxford’s municipalities are working together to support citizens who want to take that next step in serving their communities through political office. We’ve designed a session that offers information, guidance and advice to potential candidates as well as to interested and engaged members of the public.”

- Michael Graves, Clerk, Town of Ingersoll



Media contact


Michael Graves | Clerk | Town of Ingersoll

519-485-0120 |



For further information, contact your local Municipal Clerk:


Town of Ingersoll

Michael Graves


Tel: 519-485-0120

Fax: 519-485-3543


Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

Brenda Junker

Municipal Clerk / Tax Collector

Tel:  519.462.2697 ext. 225

Fax:  519.462.2961


Township of Zorra

Karen Martin


Tel: 519-485-2490 ext. 228

Fax: 519-485-2520


Township of South-West Oxford

Mary Ellen Greb

Chief Administration Officer

Tel: 519-877-2702

Fax: 519-485-2932


Town of Tillsonburg
Donna Wilson 
Town Clerk 

Tel: 519-688-3009 ext. 3224 
Fax: 519-842-9431 


City of Woodstock

Amelia (Amy) Humphries

Deputy City Clerk

Tel: 519-539-2382 ext. 2501


Township of Norwich

Kimberley Armstrong

Deputy Clerk

Tel: 519-863-2709

Fax: 519-879-6385


Township of Blandford-Blenheim

Fran Bell

Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

Tel: 519-463-5347 ext. 227

Fax: 519-463-5881