Terry Dowdall, has 18 years of municipal experience serving the Township of Essa as a Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. He is currently serving his third term with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors, where he forges strong partnerships with representatives from the public and private sectors to advance key inter-municipal initiatives and deliver cost-savings to the taxpayer.
His public sector experience is complemented by his private sector background as a landlord and small business owner. As an employer, Terry gained strong financial management, leadership and business skills. As a landlord and a municipal leader he has gained a significant understanding about the complex and urgent demands on residents, businesses and all levels of government.
Terry is married with 2 daughters, one in first year university and one in elementary school. With this diverse background, Terry brings his experience, dedication, hard work, passion, and natural ability to build consensus among partners to all his endeavours.