As the Mayor, Reeve and Deputy Reeve of East Ferris since 1978, I have been fortunate to have observed the evolution of our township from a mainly rural setting, to a semi-urban community. East Ferris includes the two hamlets of Astorville and Corbeil. Even with the population growth and expansion, we have been able to retain our "country" and "neighborliness" atmosphere.
East Ferris is a great place to live, visit, or start a business. Our bilingual history and traditions are alive and well throughout the year at events such as our parish picnics, our winter carnival, and the many social events.
This website will become a storehouse of information for residents and visitors alike and will develop a vital link between you and our different entities such as social groups and our own municipal council. News is difficult to disseminate in rural areas, so this site should fill a vital communication gap.
Regular council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. They are held in Corbeil at the Corbeil Park Hall starting at 7:30 P.M. Our Municipal Office is open daily, Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.
My wife Gisele (Gravelle) was born and raised in Corbeil. We have raised our four children in East Ferris and are very proud of our strong community involvement over the 30 years we have been married.
It has been a pleasure for me to have represented East Ferris during the last 27 years.
...Bill Vrebosch, Mayor
Robert Point - Deputy Mayor
I am presently serving in my third term as a Council Representative for the Municipality of East Ferris. My experience thus far has been quite enjoyable. One of my main goals is to achieve better value for our tax dollar while at the same time building a stronger and healthier community. If I can be of any assistance, you can reach me at 752-3470.
Dan Corbeil - Council Representative
Born in Bonfield in 1934, the family moved to North Bay in 1942. I attended St. Vincent de Paul School, North Bay Collegiate Institute & Vocational School, Cambrian College (Marketing). I retired following a 27 year carreer as a medical sales representative in 1997. I then operated a Promotions Business until I fully retired in 1999.
First elected on Council in 2000, I served a three year term, was defeated in the 2003, then re-elected to a four year term in 2006.
As I begin my second four year term on Council, I look forward to the challenges ahead. Should this term be as demanding as the last, we are in for a very busy four years.
I am proud to be part of Council as we change our name from a Township to The Municipality of East Ferris.
Rick Champagne - Council Representative
Rick has been living in this vibrant community for the better part of his life. He is involved in the community and cares about its continued growth. He owns and operates Rick Champagne Construction and East Ferris Auto Sales in Corbeil. Rick is a proud father and grandfather. he has volunteered his time and services to many local organizations. Rick is a member of the; Parks and Recreation Committee (three years chair), District Health Unit / Finance Committee / Property and Personnel for twelve years, 3 years municipal representative, Knights of Columbus, provincial appointee for the District Health Unit.Rick also sits on the O.G.R.A. (Ontario Good Roads Association) Board of Directors.
Terry Kelly - Council Representative
I am a retired self employed businessman who lives on the shores of Lake Nosbonsing. I have served on three municipal committees, Planning Committee, Committee of Adjustment and the Parks and Recreation committee. I also serve as co-chair Island Fire Protection, Corbeil Park Hall and Director of NEORA Board as well as being a volunteer fire fighter for the last 12 years. I am also the chairman of the Personal Protection and Property committee and the president of the East Ferris Fitness Centre since it's inception. I also volunteer at the local schools as a fitness/self-defense instructor.