Councillor Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith

  • Lifelong resident of Kenora
  • Retired from Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Certified Human Resources Practitioner (non practicing)
  • Partner Kirk, Sons Shad and Arlyn, Granddaughters Mareigha and Juliet
  • Municipal Councillor, 8 years
  • Chair, Town of Keewatin Planning Advisory Committee, 7 years Director Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation, 6 years Director Northwestern Health Unit, 6 years Director Keewatin Non Profit Housing Corporation, 7 years Director Lake of the Woods Development Commission, 4 years City of Kenora Tourism Committee, 4 years City of Kenora Urban Trails Committee, 10 years City of Kenora Accessibility Advisory Committee, 8 years Past President Keewatin Ladies Curling Club
  • Hobbies – photography, gardening, bird watching, boating, Harley Davidson motorcycling enthusiast
Mayor Daniel Reynard

Dan Reynard

  • Occupation: Manager of Finance at KMTS
  • Lifelong resident of the community
  • Married to Laurie, step-father to 3 married adult children and we have 6 grandchildren
  • Former Municipal Treasurer/Tax Collector with the Town of Keewatin (13 years)
  • After amalgamation, held the positions of Municipal Accountant, Solid Waste Supervisor & KMTS Manager of Finance with the City of Kenora
  • Actively involved for the past 33 years in minor hockey at both the local & regional level as a coach, instructor & administrator
  • Served as Co-chair of the World Junior Hockey Pre-Tournament, Finance Chair of the Kenora Thistles Stanley Cup 100th Anniversary & Director of the National Woman’s Hockey Fall Festival
  • Recognized nationally by Hockey Canada as an RBC Local Hockey Leader
Councillor Rory McMillan

Rory McMillan

  • 23 years an Elected Official
  • Lifelong resident of Kenora
  • Married to wife Glenda for 50 years
  • Interests include community volunteer work, reading, music, watching local sports, working on small home projects, physical and mental health activities, and summer road trips
  • Graduate of both Lakehead University, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and University of Manitoba with Masters of Social Work – Administration
  • Retired Program Administrator from Ministry of Community & Social Services
Councillor Mort Goss

Mort Goss

  • Born in Timmins, Ontario in 1949
  • Moved to Kenora in 1954 and spent most of adult life in Kenora
  • Married to Emily for 44 years, and have two adult sons
  • Independent businessman, owner of a  local retail store for 26 years
  • Active promoter of  live music events
  • Served as convenor and coach for Kenora Minor Soccer for ten years, current sponsor of a local men’s league team
  • Member of the Ducks Unlimited Lake of the Woods Committee for five years,  acted as Chairman for two years
  • Founding chairman of Wintermission, the group that revived the winter carnival, from 1988 to 1992
  • Invited to serve on the Kenora Tourism Committee in 1989, continued to serve until 1994
  • Founding chairman of Lake of the Woods Heritage Festivals, produced hundreds of concerts/ festivals for national and international touring acts
  • Served as entertainment producer of first seven Harbourfest events, twelve blues festivals and dozens of Harbourfront events
  • Served on three committees studying feasibility of a local performance venue
  • Elected to the executive of Harbourtown BIZ in 2006 and served as president 2008- 2014
  • From 2004 to 2008 served on Tourism Kenora,  Harbourtown Centre Committee, Big Green Committee and several ad hoc City committees
  • Ran for council in the 2010 municipal elections, but fell short by 24 votes
  • Board member of Lake of the Woods Development Commission 2010-2012,   Chair of Tourism Kenora  and Commission Vice Chair 2012-2014
  • Member of Brand Leadership Team that developed the new Boating Destination brand
  • Interests: photography, travel, gardening, entertaining and live music