The Township of Cramahe Council 


Council 2022-2026 Term

Mayor Mandy Martin

Cramahe Township council looks forward to serving you.  Our elected representatives bring a wealth of abilities, experience and knowledge to the table.  Our municipal staff is dedicated to service and integrity.

Mayor Mandy Martin

Above all, here in Cramahe Township we work together, with enthusiasm and mutual respect, to do the best for our municipality.  We formally recognize the traditional keepers of this land, specifically our neighbours, the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial agreement.  Whether you are a "newbie" or a "lifer", you are an important and valued part of Cramahe Township. 

If you are visiting, we're always "at home" here.  We have a long history and tradition of being small but mighty.  We work together to make the impossible possible.  You have ideas, powerful contributions that strengthen our depth of knowledge, and approaches to how we want Cramahe Township to continue.  Discover Cramahe Township and all its attributes.  Come talk with us, tell us your interests and share your experiences.

We welcome you!

Mandy Martin

Mayor, Cramahe Township 



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Deputy Mayor Sandra Arthur

As a 35 year resident of Cramahe Township, I am honoured to be serving a third term as your Deputy Mayor.  My husband Ford and our boys Kyle, Matthew and Mitchell have been farming here for over 30 years and have a cow/calf herd along with all of us working full time positions.

For 34 years I have worked within the administration office of Northam Industrial Park in Cobourg and the last 20 years as the Property Manager who oversees the leases, operation, capital and financial reporting to the Municipality. 

I look forward to working with the new council, staff and residents of the Township.  Over the last term we have brought a successful team environment to the Municipality and hope that we can have more residents step up and get involved within our committees.  It is with these committees that will enhance our strength. 


Please contact me at 905-355-3328 with any questions or concerns.


Deputy Mayor Sandra Arthur


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Councillor Ed Van Egmond

Ed Van Egmond

 I have been a resident of Cramahe Township, living on our family farm all my life. My parents were immigrants from the Netherlands who came to Canada to start a new life. I am the eldest of four brothers and two sisters and the proud parent of Anjela, Myranda, Bianka, Jahn and Arrielle. The accomplishments my children have made in each of their lives already gives me bragging rights for years to come. I am also Grampster to 15 amazing grandchildren - Ayva, Elias, Kayla, Anneke, Kaden, Hayley, Ellie, Hazel, Gabriel, Arie, Leelan, Elliott, Braeden, Corin, Elora,and at least one more on the way

I am a farmer and in today's world it is a tough life but that has taught me not to give in easily. This has been invaluable to me in this journey we call life.

I have been on Cramahe Council for several terms and have gained a wealth of knowledge from those at the Council table with whom I was able to serve. Cramahe Council has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had and that is why I keep coming back to serve the people of Cramahe Township.

As a new Council, we have much to do. Cramahe has so much potential to continue developing as a growing and thriving community. Many of the people in our Township have the willingness to work collectively to become the community that will be the envy of other towns and villages in Ontario.

I look forward to a proactive approach to issues facing our community to continue to make Cramahe a great place to live and do business.


I am Ed Van Egmond.


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Councillor Joel Schriver

Councillor Joel Schriver

 I was thrilled to move to Cramahe Township in 2020 with my wife, Becky (née Simpson), who grew up here. When I first visited Cramahe with her in 2009, I was struck by the rolling hills, vast fields, and the rich heritage that can be found throughout the region. We can often be found happily chipping away on one of the endless projects at our 19th century farmhouse or pulling weeds out of our garden.


Small-town life is probably in my blood, as I was born and raised in Woodstock, N.B., a farming community of about 5,000 people. When I was a teen, I left to play Junior hockey (more small towns!), then completed a commerce degree and played varsity hockey at Ryerson University.


In my career, I have led a national business at the Hudson’s Bay Company where I focused on driving profitability; I worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada) at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, France, where I was a leader in the Youth Mobility Unit that helped graduates from France, Spain, and Belgium gain professional experience in Canada; I have led industry engagement with the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships; and I currently work with Deloitte Canada where I play a leadership role on an account team serving a large priority client.

I look forward to bringing these experiences to Council, and to working with my colleagues to represent the Township.

My role in Council is a part-time position, and any views expressed in public are my own, and do not represent the views of my main employer, Deloitte.

Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns via 905.376.0456

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Councillor Sherry Hamilton

Councillor Sherry Hamilton

I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve Cramahe Township as a Councilor. I am a lifelong resident of Northumberland County & a graduate of ENSS. Along with my husband, Alex, we raised our family in Brighton. We are grateful that they have chosen to raise their families in the area as well. Family is very important to me.

In my previous role as the Manager of the Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce, I was fortunate to contribute to local economic development in a direct way. Prior to taking on that role, I acted as a Business Consultant at the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland. My work has always been energized by my desire to help my community. I am an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a number of successful businesses. Giving back by sharing my knowledge comes naturally. What I know is that many valuable lessons are learned simply by getting involved.

 Our community is growing at a rapid pace. Changes are happening quickly. Communication is the key to ensuring balanced growth that serves the needs of residents. One of my goals is to engage with the community so that residents have direct input. Please feel free to reach out. I will bring your voice to the table.


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