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Legislative & Legal Services

Director of Legislative and Legal Services             
Kristen Newman
Director of Legislative and Legal Services
Ext. 231

Manager of Legislative & Legal Services

Brianna Coughlin
Ext. 235

  • Elections
  • Risk Management
  • Freedom of Information
  • Council and Committee Support
  • Legal Services
  • Record Retention
  • Lottery Licensing
  • Vital Statistics, i.e. Marriage license
  • By-laws

Human Resources

Lisa Granger  519-728-1975
Ext. 232


  • Personnel matters
  • Employee records
  • Employee benefits
  • Administration and monitoring of union contracts
  • Salary administration
  • Employee recruitment
  • Health and Safety
  • Employee training

Fire Services

Don Williamson, 519-728-0550

The Fire Services Division provides fire suppression, inspection and education services to the residents of Lakeshore.

Comprised of 5 stations, the department is made up of some 100 volunteer firefighters. Direction is provided by 5 full time administration  officers and clerical support staff.

The department also provides medical support to the Land Ambulance Service through a tiered response agreement. With 40 kilometres of 401 highway dividing Lakeshore, the department also provides emergency services to that  portion of the 400 series highway.

The Fire Services Division will be concluding a Master Planning Exercise in 2010 to plan for appropriate emergency services through 2020.

Police Services

Michael Gruszka, Seargent 519-728-1810

The Police Services Division provides all police services to the residents and visitors to the Town of Lakeshore. Governed by a 5 member Police Services Board, this division provides services through an OPP contract.

The division functions in co-operation with, and as part of the Essex Detachment of the OPP. Besides providing all aspects of the day to day police services, the division also provides marine services to our 40 kms of Lake St. Clair shoreline and rivers.

Through proactive law enforcement, the service ensures that a safe environment exists within the 531 square kilometres of land area in Lakeshore.

Date edited: 03/08/2019