Mayor of Westport

Mayor Robin Jones

Robin Jones has been the Mayor of the Municipality of the Village of Westport since 2014 and serves on the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Council.  Mayor Jones has been elected to the Board of Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) since 2018 and was elected as Chair of Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) in 2021.  She was elected Warden of the Counties for 2017 & 18 and also elected as Chair of the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus in 2018.  She is a member of the Board of Management for both Maple View Lodge and St. Lawrence Lodge.

Prior to entering political life, Mayor Jones had a 33 year career in policing, holding senior positions with the Waterloo Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and finished her policing career as Chief of Nishnawbe-Aski Police. In 2007, she was seconded to the Government of Ontario,  Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and was the Provincial Negotiator for First Nations Police Services throughout Ontario.

In 2021, Robin was appointed by the Government of Ontario to the Ontario Arts Council.  Mayor Jones is an active member of her church and In her spare time can be found at a pottery wheel, reading, travelling and hanging out with her dogs aka “the girls”.

Meet Your Council

Back Row:  Councillor Crapper, Councillor Aragona
Front Row:  Councillor Card, Mayor Jones, Councillor Carty

Ami Carty – Councillor

Councillor Carty was born and raised in Westport.  She and her husband, Ryan, are raising their two growing daughters, Marin and Aubrey in the beautiful Village of Westport.

Councillor Carty has been an Elementary school teacher for the past 15 years.  Ami’s mother, Rita Merkley, was the first female councillor in the Village of Westport and Ami is following in her footsteps with great pride.

Marty Crapper – Councillor

Councillor Crapper is a long-time resident of the Village and was elected to Council in the 2022 Municipal Election.

Joe Aragona – Councillor

Councillor Aragona is a newer resident of the Village and was elected to Council in the 2022 Municipal Election.

Barry Card – Councillor

Barry Card has been a permanent resident of Westport for 60 yrs. As a boy, he worked here in Westport during the

summer in his Uncle’s business. He has had several careers, the most significant being 24 yrs. as a Production

Superintendent for a major industrial manufacturer in Kingston. He is married to Nancy, his wife of 50+ years

and has two adult children, Christina and Jeremy.

Barry has been active as a Volunteer in the Village for over 50 years, having served on the fundraising committee

for the initial expansion and upgrade to artificial ice at the Westport Community Centre. He also served for 45

years as a Fire Department Volunteer, having served at all ranks, including Chief of Dept.

Meet your Administration

Kimberly Westgate

Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Kimberly joined the Village of Westport in January 2022 and brings with her, over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of municipal government. With a passion for learning, history and growth, Kim strives to help move the Village forward in conjunction with Council and peers in a progressive and positive manner, for the citizens of the Village. Please feel free to contact Kim for any inquiries, assistance or general feedback.

Patti Mueller

Deputy Clerk

Patti joined the Village in July 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years experience working as a law clerk.  Patti strives to provide a positive experience for Village residents and expand on her municipal knowledge and experience.  

Joe Whyte


Joe joined the Village as Treasurer in March, 2021 and has more than 20 years of municipal experience. He enjoys living with his family in the Elgin area.

Peter Evans

Manager of Public Works

Peter joined the Village in December, 2017.

Chris Chisamore

Recreation Manager

Chris joined the Village in January 2022.

Ryan O’Donnell

Compliance and Asset Management Coordinator

Ryan joined the Village in September 2023.