The Warden for Peterborough County is Mayor of Douro-Dummer Township, J. Murray Jones. 
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Warden Jones was first elected to Township Council in 1998, the first year of the amalgamation of Douro & Dummer. He has been Mayor of his township and a member of County Council since 2003, and has served seven consecutive years as County Warden. Mr. Jones was acclaimed as County Warden again, in 2019. In January 2011, Mr. Jones was elected as Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, where he continues to be a member, and he continues to serve as the Chair on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network.

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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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Would you like the Warden to attend your event? Please complete the request form here.

Is there a special birthday or anniversary that you would like recognized by Peterborough County with a signed and dated scroll?  Please complete the form and we will get this to you for this special occasion. 

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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.