Committee of the Whole

Committee of the Whole/Standing Committee

Committee of the Whole (COTW) meetings take place every second Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Council Chamber on the fourth floor of City Hall. All meetings are chaired by the Mayor and the agendas will consist of specific portfolios overseen by various members of Council as per the list below:

Member of Council Total Council Porftolio (2019 to 2021)
Danny Breen
  • Governance & Strategic Priorities
  • Economic Development
  • Big City Mayors Caucus
  • Citizenship Court
Deputy Mayor
Sheilagh O'Leary
  • Housing
  • Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador (MNL) Baord Rep
  • Pippy Park Commission
  • Urban Municipalities Caucus Rep
  • Northeast Avalon Joint Council
Councillor Ward 1
Deanne Stapleton
  • Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Clean St. John’s
  • Graffiti Task Force
  • Audit Standing Committee
Councillor Ward 2
Shawn Skinner
  • Finance & Administration
  • Special Events Regulatory Committee
  • Victoria Park Foundation
  • Railway Coastal Museum
Councillor Ward 3
Jamie Korab
  • Community Services
  • Chair – St. John’s Sports & Entertainment
  • Quidi Vidi Rennies River Development Foundation
  • St. John’s Transportation Commission
Councillor Ward 4
Ian Froude
  • Transportation and Regulatory Services & Sustainability
  • Bike St. John’s Advisory Committee
  • Environment and Sustainability Experts Panel
Councillor Ward 5
Wally Collins
  • Regional Fire Services Committee
  • Regional Water Committee
  • Regional Wastewater Committee
  • Shea Heights Board
  • Goulds Recreation Association
Councillor at Large
Maggie Burton
  • Planning & Development
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Audit Standing Committee
  • Heritage
  • St. John’s Transportation Commission
Councillor at Large
Sandy Hickman
  • Public Works
  • Canadian Capital Cities Organization
  • Taxi Committee
  • Bowring Park Foundation
  • NL Sports Centre
Councillor at Large
Debbie Hanlon
  • Tourism, Culture & Immigration
  • Downtown St. John’s Board
  • Cruise Ship Liaison
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
  • St. John’s Transportation Commission
  • Business Support Initiative
  • Water Street Infrastructure Project Liaison


Committee of the Whole agendas before July 2019 can be found here and minutes before July 2019 can be found here.

Minutes and Agendas after July 2019 can be found on the calendar