Councillor Jeff Wesley

As the former Mayor, Deputy Reeve and Councillor for the Town of Wallaceburg Jeff Wesley has been involved in Chatham-Kent as both an elected official and volunteer since 1985.  Jeff Wesley is an outspoken advocate for Chatham-Kent taxpayers and the community of Wallaceburg.  Jeff and Michelle have been married for 33 years with four grown children and three beautiful grand children.  They are proud to call both Wallaceburg and Chatham-Kent home.   

 Education

  • Graduate - Wallaceburg District Secondary School

  • Degree of Barrister and Solicitor-at-Law - Ontario, Law Society of Upper Canada

  • LL.B. Faculty of Law, University of Windsor 

  • 1st Place Advocate - Labour Moot, University of Windsor

  • Honours B.A. Psychology, University of Western Ontario

 Employment

  • Union Gas Limited, Chatham (1984 - present) - currently Manager of Municipal Relations

  • Lerners LLP, London (2007-2008) - completion of 10 month articling requirement

 Political Experience

  • Councillor, Municipality of Chatham-Kent (1998-2000) and (2010 to 2014)

  • Chairperson/Member Chatham-Kent P.U.C. (1998-2000) and (2010-2014)

  • Member, Chatham-Kent Transition Board (1997-1998)

  • Mayor, Town of Wallaceburg (1991-1997)

  • Deputy-Reeve, County of Kent (1988-1991)

  • Councillor, Town of Wallaceburg (1985-1988)

 Community Involvement

  • Chairperson, Member Save Our Sydenham Committee (2009-Present)

  • Member, Kent Law Association (2008-Present)

  • Board of Directors, United Way of Chatham-Kent (2008-2011)

  • United Way Volunteer (1990-Present)

  • Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus (2001-2004)

  • Recipient - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community and Hospital Work - 2012

  • Member - Chatham Kent Community Leaders Cabinet 2012 - Present

  • Former/Current Volunteer - Wallaceburg Minor Hockey, Soccer and Baseball