Town Council

2021 - 2025 Town Council

The 2021-2025 Town Council was sworn in on October 7, 2021.  During that time, Council elected Councillor Toms as Deputy Mayor.


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

Councillor Barry Saunders unexpectedly and sadly passed away on July 17, 2023.  Below you’ll find a statement that was released by the Bishop’s Falls Town Council 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.”


Codes of Conduct


On February 21, 2023, as required by the Municipal Conduct Act, Council adopted two codes of conduct (one for Council and the other for municipal officials).  Both codes can be found by clicking on the links below.


Councillor Code of Conduct Councillor Code of Conduct 2023.pdf

Municipal Official Code of Conduct Municipal Official Code of Conduct 2023.pdf


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 - [email protected]


Below you’ll find Council’s Standing Committees members as of September 1, 2023.

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

Community Relations Standing Committee

Councillor Kennedy, Chairperson

Councillor Matchem, member


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