Councillor Les Armstrong

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Les Armstrong was re-elected Mayor of Wilmot Township in 2018. In his role as Mayor, he also serves on Regional Council.

Les was a member of Wilmot Township Council for 16 years before being elected Mayor. He served on numerous committees, boards and organizations. These included 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 Second World War 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 Service and served as an officer for 13 years, most of that time working out of New Hamburg. After policing, he enjoyed working in real estate, as a taxi, school bus and tow truck operator, and also at the Licence office.

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

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

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

Standing Committees

  • Administration and Finance
  • Budget
  • Community Services
  • Library
  • Licensing and Hearings
  • Planning and Works

Other Appointments

  • Grand River Conservation Authority
  • New Hamburg Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
  • Wilmot Centre Monitoring Program and Public Liaison Committee


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