Town Council


Pictured above:  Back row (left to right):  Councillor Paul Kennedy, Councillor Robert Canning, Deputy Mayor Krista Toms, and Councillor Kirk McDonald.  Front row (left to right):  Councillor Clayton Matchem, Mayor Bryan King, and Councillor Cindy Hooper.

Councillor Hooper was sworn in on March 19, 2024, to fill the vacant Councillor seat.

Councillor Barry Saunders (not pictured) served on the Town Council from October 7, 2021, until his sudden and sad passing on July 17, 2023.  Below you’ll find a statement that the Bishop’s Falls Town Council released on July 18, 2023.

“The Town of Bishop’s Falls is saddened to announce that a long-time Bishop’s Falls Town Council member, Councillor Barry Saunders, passed away on July 17, 2023. 

Councillor Saunders was first elected to the Town Council in 1997 and served approximately 22 years over six (6) terms.  During his time on Council, Councillor Saunders was a Chairperson or member of nearly every Standing Committee, including, among others, Finance, Public Works, Community Relations, and Recreation.  Most recently, he was Chairperson of the Community Relations Standing Committee and a member of the Finance Standing Committee.  There is no question that Councillor Saunders, devoted to his Council responsibilities until the end, positively impacted the community he loved so dearly. 

Mayor Bryan King added, “Barry was an exceptional Councillor, but he was a better friend.  I will always remember the many laughs and discussions we shared inside and outside Chambers.  I’ve had the privilege of serving alongside Barry for many years and witnessed firsthand his passion for the town.  He was always there to lend a hand and volunteer.  We will miss him dearly.  On behalf of the Bishop’s Falls Town Council, I send condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

The Town will lower the flags at the Town Hall to half-mast today to honour Councillor Saunders’ memory and his contributions to the community.”

The contact information for your Council is below.

Mayor Bryan King - [email protected]

Deputy Mayor Krista Toms - [email protected]

Councillor Robert Canning - [email protected]

Councillor Kirk McDonald - [email protected]

Councillor Paul Kennedy - [email protected]

 Councillor Clayton Matchem -

 Councillor Cindy Hooper – [email protected]

Below you’ll find Council’s Standing Committees members as of March 19, 2024.

Finance Standing Committee

Deputy Mayor Toms, Chairperson

Councillor Canning, member

Councillor McDonald, member

Public Works Standing Committee

Councillor McDonald, Chairperson

Councillor Kennedy, member

Deputy Mayor Toms, member

Recreation Standing Committee

Councillor Canning, Chairperson

Councillor Matchem, member

Councillor Hooper, member

Community Relations Standing Committee

Councillor Kennedy, Chairperson

Councillor Matchem, member

Councillor Hooper, member


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