The Warden for Peterborough County is Deputy Mayor of the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan,

Bonnie Clark

Warden Bonnie Clark took office for Peterborough County in December 2022. Her career in public service began over twenty years ago as a Township Councillor for then Otonabee Township. She has served as Deputy Mayor of the amalgamated Otonabee-South Monaghan Township and as a member of County Council since 2018She is the third woman to lead Peterborough County as Warden. In 2023, she was acclaimed Vice-Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ CaucusShe has previously served as Chair of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and Peterborough Housing CorporationWarden Clark is part of a proud farming family where presently the sixth generation lives and works on the family poultry farm. She made her career in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse for 28 years. Warden Clark seeks to encourage collaboration with public, private, and community organizations for the benefit of all people who call Peterborough County home. 

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The role of the Warden, who is head of council for Peterborough County, is:

  1. to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
  2. to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
  3. to provide leadership to the council;
    • c.1) without limiting clause (c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council described in clauses 224 (d) and (d.1);
  4. to represent the municipality at official functions; and
  5. to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act.
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The Wardens of Peterborough County


For over 180 years, a Warden has served as the leader of Peterborough County. This public Story Map is a record of the 126 Wardens of Peterborough County and its predecessor municipalities and includes images of each Warden and information on the role of Warden in our county.