Council Information

Regular Council Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month. All meetings begin at 9:00 am, and are open to the public.

If you are wanting to address council, please contact the office on the Friday before the meeting, in order to obtain a slotted time.

Please see the link to our current Council Meeting Minutes, or older minutes are available by request.


Meet our Council:

Barry CookCouncillor Barry Cook

Barry was born in Minnedosa and raised on the family farm near Clanwilliam.  He and his wife, Colleen, own and operate a cattle and grain farm which has been in the Cook family for 135 years (since 1879).  They have three grown daughters: Ashley, Stephanie and Kerri.  He started farming 32 years ago and worked at Mohawk Husky for over 28 years while also operating the farm.  He served on the Pool Elevator Board and was a leader in the Erickson 4H Beef Club.  This is his third term on council.

Phone: 204-867-7393


Bill HopkinsCouncillor Bill Hopkins

Bill was born and raised NE of the village of Clanwilliam in the RM of Minto-Odanah.  He and his wife, Carla, have 2 children Brittany and David, daughter in law, Kayla and 2 grandchildren Makayla and Rylynn.  He and his wife own and operate Hopkins Welding and Mechanical.  For the past 6 years he has worked mainly for Minty’s Moving in Onanole, building bridges.  This is Bill’s third term on council.

Phone: 204-867-0260


Brion PollonCouncillor Brion Pollon

Councillor Pollon has served as councillor since November, 2006.  He was born in Stonewall, MB and raised and still resides in the Village of Clanwilliam, in the R.M. of Minto-Odanah.  He is retired from Canadian Pacific Railway and currently farms part time. 

Phone: 204-867-7141


Dennis Pearson

Councillor Dennis Pearson

Dennis was raised in the Municipality of Minto-Odanah on a family farm.  He completed his education at the Minnedosa Collegiate, Minnedosa, MB.  Upon graduating from high school he chose to build a career in the farming industry as a grain and cattle operator commencing in 1976.  He also held a position with CPR rail for 10 years while building his farming operation.  This is his third term on council.

Phone: 204-729-6421


Councillor Craig Pearson

Craig has resided in the Municipality of Minto-Odanah all his life.  He and his wife, Michelle, currently operate a grain and cattle farm in the RM. They have 2 grown daughters, Emily & Eden.  Craig was a former councillor of the  RM, serving from 2010-2014.

Phone: 204-729-6421


Ron CarrCouncillor Ron Carr

Ron has been on council for the past 20 years. Over the past 5 terms, Ron has held the position of Deputy Reeve, chair of the Little Saskatchewan Conservation District, and chair of the Water Board, as well as sitting on various committees including, Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Yellowhead Regional Employment Skills & Services, Community Economic Development, & the Personal Committee.  Ron and his wife, Judy, are both recently retired.

Phone: 204-868-8255


Doug DowsettReeve Doug Dowsett

Reeve Dowsett served as Councillor of the former R.M. of Minto from 1995-2010, before becoming Reeve of the R.M. of Minto-Odanah in 2018.  Doug has lived in the area all his life, and has recently retired from farming. He is married to Karen and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Phone: 204-867-7694