Mayor & Councilors

A mayor, deputy mayor and five Councillors make up the Town of Clarenville Council. Each member is elected for a four-year term. The current Council was declared elected by acclamation on September 5, 2017.

Members of Town council meet at regularly scheduled council and committee meetings throughout the year, as well as at special council meetings as needed.

Check out our Facebook Page for a live webcast of all scheduled Council meetings.


  • Frazer Russell


    Frazer was born in Winter Brook, Bonavista Bay and moved to Clarenville as a teenager in 1962. After graduating from Horwood High School,he attended Memorial University where he received a Bachelor of Science and a….Read More

  • Heber Smith

    Deputy Mayor

    Heber has been a lifelong resident of Clarenville, is married to Carmel Doupe and has 2 children Leah and Andrew. He will be starting his 5th term on Council and was previously employed with Service Canada as a Business…..Read More

  • Bill Bailey


    Bill was born and raised in Shoal Harbour and has lived in the Town of Clarenville for more than 60 years. He is married to Gina Bailey, and has one daughter, Michelle. Bill attended high school at Horwood High and Vocational School……Read More

  • Paul Tilley


    Paul Tilley is a post-secondary educator in Clarenville where he has been with the College of the North Atlantic for two and a half decades. A lifelong interest in politics, particularly municipal politics, coupled with the encouragement…..Read More

  • Rod Nicholl


    Rod Nicholl and his wife Joan came to Clarenville in September of 1974 and raised two children, Stephanie and Steven. Rod graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1974 with a Bachelor of Physical Education…..Read More

  • John Pickett


    John is a native of the Burin Peninsula and graduated from Marystown Central High School in June 1969. From there he attended Memorial University in St. John’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Social Work in…..Read More

  • Keith Fillier


    I received my Electronic Engineering Technology Diploma as part of the last graduating class from the College of Fisheries in 1985, before it became the Marine Institute. I immediately began work with…Read More

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