Inspiring Chatham-Kent 2023 Municipal Budget Meetings

The 2023 Municipality of Chatham-Kent budget process will get underway on Wednesday, January 11 when the draft municipal budget will be presented to Council. This marks the beginning of a political review process that will include opportunities for public comment.

Calendar of Events

All budget meetings will be broadcast live on YourTV as well as live-streamed on the YourTV YouTube channel, and will also be held in person in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre. Community consultations will be broadcast on the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Facebook Live feed only.

Opening Night

Wednesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. the 2023 draft budget will be tabled. At this time, the draft budget will be available to the public on the municipal website at

Groups and organizations that wish to request funding must submit a written request by email to before 12:00 noon on Monday, January 9.

Groups or organizations wishing to provide comment on the municipal budget can submit a written deputation by email to before 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 11.

Community Consultations

A brief summary of the draft budget will be presented by the administration at the beginning of each event. Two opportunities for public input have been scheduled to take place on Chatham-Kent’s Facebook page as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Those wishing to ask a question are encouraged to submit the question prior to the sessions and email the question to

Budget Committee Deliberations

  • Wednesday, January 25 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 26 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 31 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm

If more time is required, February 1 and 2 have also been set aside.

Written deputations of up to three minutes in length are welcome each evening. Submissions must be made by email to before 12:00 noon each day.

Comments can also be made by:

  • Mail: Budget & Performance Services, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, 315 King Street W, P.O. Box 640, Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8
  • Telephone: 519-360-1998