Chief & Council

Alderville First Nation is governed by a Chief and four councillors who are elected every two years by ballot vote. Council meetings are held every Monday. Each councillor is assigned various committees for programs that they are responsible to oversee. These committees include councillors, experts (both native and non-native) and members from the community. Through the Administration Office, the Chief and Council govern the community.

Our 2019-2021 Chief and Council:

Chief Dave Mowat

Councillor Brian Beaver

Councillor Jason Marsden

Councillor Wes Marsden

Councillor Taynar Simpson

The following portfolios are shared by Chief and Council:

  • Union of Ontario Indians: Self Government Process
  • Seniors
  • Claims and Treaties
  • External Relations
  • Off-Reserve Issues
  • Appeal/Dispute Resolution
  • Constitution and Governance
  • Northumberland County/Alnwick-Haldimand Township Relations
  • Solar Farm/Ontario Power Authority
  • Land Management, Citizenship and Residency
  • Self Government Process
  • Legal
2015 – 2017
Chief and Council
Chief James Marsden

2013 – 2015
Chief and Council

Left to Right: Councillor Dave Mowat, Councillor Julie Bothwell,
Councillor Angela Smoke, Councillor Jody Holmes, Chief James Marsden


2011 – 2013
Chief and Council

11-13-Council

Left to Right: Councillor Pam Crowe, Councillor Randy Smoke,
Chief James Marsden, Councillor Wes Marsden Jr., Councillor Dave Mowat


2009 – 2011
Chief and Council

09-11-Council

Left to Right: Councillor Dave Mowat, Councillor Leonard Gray, Councillor Randy Smoke,
Chief James Marsden, Councillor Pam Crowe