Councillor Karen HermanLife-long resident of Chatham-Kent. Karen was first elected to Chatham-Kent Council in 2004. Karen was born and raised in Chatham and is a life-long resident of Chatham-Kent. Now living in the Greater Blenheim Area, married to Robert, mother to a beautiful daughter and blessed with a son-in-law and four amazing grandchildren.

"My career and experiences enable an understanding of the many needs of our community".  Karen says her continuing priorities are to attract diversified investment in Chatham-Kent.  Support and advocate for Agriculture, Business Retention, Tourism and an Age Friendly Community!


  • Chatham-Kent Councillor, South Kent, Ward 2 (2003-2006), (2006-2010), (2010-2014), (2014-present)

Community Involvement

  • Blenheim Business Improvement Association (2004-present)

  • Blenheim Beautification Committee (2004-2006)

  • Blenheim Task Force Committee

  • Chatham-Kent Audit Committee (2004-2006)

  • Chatham-Kent Board of Health (2004-2008)

  • Chatham-Kent Council Closed Session, Chairperson (2010-2014)

  • Chatham-Kent Communities in Bloom (2004-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Economic Development Advisory Committee (2010-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Property Standards Committee (2004-2010), (2014-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Senior Advisory Committee (2012-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Senior Fair Committee (2004-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Senior Fair Committee, Chairperson (2010-present)

  • Chatham-Kent Trails Steering Committee (2004-2006)

  • Erieau Partnership Association

  • Gable Rees Rotary Pool, Committee Chairperson, Phase 2 Construction

  • Ridge Landfill Committee (2006-2014)

  • Rondeau Bay Committee (2009-2010)