Regular Meetings of Council

Check out our Council Calendar for scheduled Council meetings. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the Town Office at 4 Hemlo Drive in Marathon.

Meet your Mayor and Council

Mayor Rick Dumas

Mayor Rick Dumas is currently serving his fourth term as your Mayor.

Rick was born and raised in Marathon, prior to running for council Rick operated many successful businesses before accepting a position with Marathon Non Profit Housing as facility's maintenance mechanic. Also volunteered and/or ran many organizations, men's fastball, men's commercial hockey, men's golf, Harley Owners Group (HOG) and youth bowling.

Rick was first elected to council in 1991 during that time I took on many roles on, and chairing of committees and boards of council. Rick was elected Mayor in 2006 and then acclaimed in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Rick currently is the President of the Thunder Bay District Municipal League (TDML) a board member of Northern Ontario Municipal League (Noma).

Rick is also the chair for the Police Services Board since 2006 to present.

Rick enjoys spending time with his partner Wendy also his son Jacob and his family Ty and grandkids Sophia and Gabriel also his daughter Katarina playing golf, hockey, likes walking, fishing and taking winter vacations to somewhere warm.

“As the Mayor, I bring over 24 years of experience to the Council table. With that experience and the team we have at the Council table, we are committed to make Marathon a great place to live, work and play. We are focused on our vision statement to make Marathon a superior community. As always, I am dedicated to staying open-minded, being approachable, accessible, accountable and fiscally responsible.”


Gregory Vallance

At a young age, I had my sights set on pursuing post-secondary education and returning to Marathon to start my career as a young professional. As a graduate from Niagara College, I was able to return to Marathon and had the opportunity to work as the Coordinator for the Marathon Economic Development Corporation and intern for the Marathon & District Chamber of Commerce.

I am currently employed by Confederation College/Northwest Employment Works as an Employment Advisor working hand in hand with job seekers and employers to help them find the appropriate complement of man power for their organizations.

I am well connected and have built strong relationships with many different organizations and am humble by the endless opportunities this community bestows on us. Paired with my professional insight, I believe that I bring a fresh outlook and an open mindset to approaching important community challenges.

In the past, I have had the opportunity to serve as a Trustee for Superior Greenstone District School Board and as President of the Marathon & District Chamber of Commerce.

I have been and continue to be a strong advocate for the local business community and I am passionate about in youth migration and our ability to attract and retain young professionals to Marathon.

Chantal Gingras

I was born and raised in Marathon. I went away to complete my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa and my Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. I am very fortunate to have found a job that allows me to work and live in Marathon. I currently work at Contact North as the Online Learning Recruitment Officer, which means I help students find online alternatives to going away for school or even learning basic literacy skills. I am involved in judo and hoping to get my black belt soon. I also have a passion for the theatre and am usually involved with high school and community theatre whenever these present themselves.

I have been on Council since July 2014, and I have learned a lot about the community in this role and am happy to be representing the residents of Marathon. I am currently working hard on getting IGNITE – Marathon's Young Professionals Network started. I am working on this initiative with the Chamber of Commerce. We are starting small with Lunch & Learns but the sky's the limit for our potential in the future.

Ray Lake

I have been a Councillor for the Town of Marathon since 2006 and am proud of how our community has continued to evolve in the face of substantial changes and pressures. I believe that Marathon is a community with a bright future and that good municipal government is essential in securing that future.

I am currently an English teacher at Marathon High School, but I also take great pride in the many community groups and projects I have been involved in. The work we do in small communities takes many forms and I know that many of us are coaches, board members, and volunteers of all sorts.

My belief in ‘quality of life' is what keeps my family in Marathon. We live in a community that is safe, contains great recreation opportunities, and allows us to live in a place where we know everyone. I am proud and happy to serve this community and look forward to our future together.

Kelly Tsubouchi

The bio for Councillor Kelly Tsubouchi will be coming soon

Student Council Members:

Mitchel Hatton

Since moving to Marathon 5 years ago, Marathon has continually amazed me on how supportive we are of each other and how we are always there as a community.

I am currently attending Marathon High School, and have taken great pride in being a continuing member of Student Council, School Council, OPHEA Healthy Schools, and the Marathon Public Library Board. I am always willing to lend a helping hand and will always be there to help our community.

I am also currently working as a co-operative education student at Marathons newly opened Senior Supportive Housing. In this roll, I facilitate partnerships for the seniors with local clubs and organizations. These partnerships have made the seniors lives more eventful and thus are helping to keep their minds and bodies active.

My family and I had moved to Marathon because of what it has to offer. We live along the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, we have amazing recreational activities available to all as well as a countless amount of activities happening throughout the year.

Marathon is a truly remarkable place to live and my only hope is that we can come together and continue to do great things.

Micheal Stone

Micheal Stone is a Marathon High School student who is currently in grade twelve. He is one of the student representatives for town council for the past three years. Micheal Stone worked for the Marathon District Museum is 2017 and 2018 where he led tours in the museum. He is currently working towards going to university for computer science.

The next municipal election will be held in 2022.

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