Open for Business Award - 2018 Winner
The District of Chetwynd is proud to have received the 2018 Open for Business Award!

Mayor and Council

A Message from the Mayor

On behalf of the Council and the residents of the District of Chetwynd, I invite you to come and experience all that our community has to offer.

Chetwynd has many of the services of a large center with all the desirable qualities of small town living.  In 2010, our Recreation Centre and Leisure Pool became one facility.  In addition to the large banquet halls, meeting rooms, six-sheet curling rink and hockey arena, a waterslide, climbing wall, fitness room, walking/running track, squash and racquetball courts were added to the complex.  The pool facility also has a beach area, four 25-metre swimming lanes, wave machine, large hot tub and a dry sauna.  This number-one facility hosts every amenity wished for by our residents and visitors!

Take a tour of the chainsaw sculptures, enjoy our parks, playgrounds and hiking trails or visit the library, schools, college or one of the many businesses that are also located in our town.

We invite you to come and visit or live in the most livable small community located at gateway to the Peace and see all that this beautiful part of British Columbia has to offer.

Merlin Nichols

Vision Statement

Chetwynd exists in order that the area residents have sustainable opportunities for Security, Health, Safety and Prosperity in surroundings that display the best of our natural environment.

Council Meetings

The District of Chetwynd Council Meetings occur on the first and third Mondays of each month (with the exception of July and August which have only one meeting each) at the Municipal Hall at 4:30 pm.

2016 Council Meeting Dates

Council Members

  • Mayor Merlin Nichols
  • Councillor Clay Bassendowski
  • Councillor Alec Brownlee
  • Councillor Mel Deck
  • Councillor Rochelle Galbraith
  • Councillor Ernest Pfanner
  • Councillor Laura Weisgerber