The Warden of the County is elected by peers on County Council for a term of two years. The Warden represents and supports County Council, declaring its will and implicitly obeying its decisions in all things. The current Warden is Rodney Cooney, Mayor of the Township of Stirling-Rawdon. His term of Warden is 2017-8. The County of Hastings is a member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Inc.. The Caucus consists of 11 counties and the single tier municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Prince Edward County, representing some 900,000 property owners across the region. The Caucus is an advocate for Eastern Ontario in an effort to bring about positive change in the communities by making coordinated recommendations to both the provincial and federal governments. The CAO and Warden are both active members of this group and participate on committees and boards that work toward improvements in the development and improvement of the communities of Eastern Ontario. More information on EOWC Inc.
Hastings County Council is made up of the Heads of Council of its 14 member municipalities. County Council meets monthly to receive reports from standing committees and make decisions on the delivery of services to its residents. County Council traditionally meets the last Thursday of each month with open session starting at 10:00 am.
Standing Committees of Council include: