Meet Les Armstrong


Phone (Regional Office): 519-575-4404 x3412

Les Armstrong Web Pic .jpgLes Armstrong was re -elected Mayor of Wilmot Township on October 27, 2014 and in his role as Mayor, is also a member of Waterloo Regional Council. Prior to his election as Mayor, Les was a member of Wilmot Township Council for 16 years where he served on numerous committees, boards and organizations including the Finance and Employment Committee, Public Works Committee, Fire and Emergency Committee, Wilmot Agricultural Fair Board, New Hamburg Parks Board, Wilmot Healthy Community Coalition and the Castle Kilbride Advisory Committee .

The son of two WWII Royal Canadian Navy veterans, Les was raised in Southern Ontario.

Les spent five years with the Royal Canadian Navy - including four years aboard the HMCS St. Croix as an engineer. He then joined the Waterloo Regional Police Force and served as an officer for 13 years where he worked out of Division 1-A New Hamburg for his last 10 years on the force. After policing, his enjoyment in working with the public led him to work in Real Estate, as a taxi, school bus and tow truck operator, and also at the License office which he has managed for the past 10 years.

Les has lived in New Hamburg since 1978. He has two sons - Mark and Bradley (deceased) and two grandchildren.

Les is a 20-year member of the New Hamburg Legion and has served two terms on the Executive Board

For the 2014-2018 Term, Les has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards, Project Teams, Working Groups and Studies: 

 Standing Committees Advisory Committees/Other Appointments
 Administration & FinanceGrand River Conservation Authority
 Community ServicesTrees By-law Exception Committee
 Planning & WorksRegion of Waterloo History Museum Steering Committee
 Budget CommitteeWaterloo Region Community Housing Advisory Committee
 Licensing & Hearings CommitteeWater Efficiency Advisory Committee
 Library Committee

Emergency Services Training & Research Complex - User Group Committee


Wilmot Centre Monitoring Program & Public Liaison Committee


Baden-New Hamburg Water & Wastewater Master Plan update