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Mayor & Council

Welcome to East Ferris!

The Municipality of East Ferris includes the communities of Corbeil and Astorville. East Ferris is located next to the City of North Bay and has a population of over 4,800 residents.

As East Ferris approaches the 5,000 resident milestone and its centennial anniversary, it is timely to acknowledge our achievements as well as set new goals and deliverables.  East Ferris prides itself on being a progressive municipality committed to building a promising future upon the strong foundation of its past.  That is why this past year we saw the unveiling of a Wall of Recognition at the East Ferris Community Centre as well as the installation of new welcome and directional signage.  In preparation for the next leg of the journey some roads and culverts were redone including resurfacing 5.4 kilometres of MacPherson Drive.  Our fleet of emergency vehicles was modernized and the municipality launched into social media. These are but a few of the actions taken aimed at offering a high quality of living – whether you’re just starting out in life, raising a family, expanding a business or ready to retire. 

If you would like further details about community events, programs and services, please contact the municipality at 705-752-2740 or

Mayor Pauline Rochefort


From left to right: Deputy Mayor Michel Voyer, Councillor Terry Kelly, Mayor Pauline Rochefort, Councillor Erika Lougheed and Councillor Steven Trahan.

Council Biographies


Mayor Pauline Rochefort

Mayor Pauline Rochefort is native of East Ferris. She is a graduate of Laurentian and Ottawa universities. She has worked with numerous communities across the country and she brings her extensive business knowledge. She has served in both the private and public sector and has been active with many community organizations and boards of directors.

Since retiring in 2012, Pauline has become more active in her community, her parish St-Thomas d’Aquin and she has joined the Board of Directors of “Centre de Formation Linguistique du Nipissing”. Pauline is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys the many recreational and leisure activities available in East Ferris.

Deputy Mayor Michel Voyer

Deputy Mayor Voyer has been a resident of East Ferris all his life. He retired from a family business, Voyer General Store, in 2011 which has been in in the family since 1928.

He and his wife Lucille have two boys, Mike Jr (wife Erika), and Stephane (wife Audrey) and five beautiful grandchildren. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Vice President of the Senior Villa of East Ferris. He also serves on the Planning Advisory Committee, Fire Department Committee and the Public Works Committee.

Councillor Steven Trahan

Steven Trahan has been a resident of East Ferris all his life and resides with his wife Crystal. He is serving his first term on council and has served on the Municipality's Fire Department for 19.5 years having departed at the rank of Deputy Fire Chief.  He has also volunteered with the East Ferris Carnival Committee and assisted with the food bank in delivering food baskets for those in need during the holiday season.

Steven graduated from West Ferris Secondary School and continued post-secondary school enrolled in the Law & Security Administration and graduated with an honors diploma at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario. In December 2000, he graduated with a diploma from Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario. In 2007, he received his credentials as an Investigator with the Canadian National Advance Fire Arson and Explosive (CFEI) and obtained several certificates from the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Steven is currently employed with the North Bay Police Service and is currently assigned to uniform patrol duties. He represents the department as the Health & Safety representative for the Province. He has also worked in the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) as a Detective in the plain clothed Street Crime Unit and was an active member of the Emergency Response Unit (ERT) for 12 years.

Steven is also the co-owner of CS Travel Agency which has been in operation since 2015. In his leisure time he enjoys playing various sports and enjoying the outdoors.

Councillor Terry Kelly

Councillor Kelly is a retired self-employed businessman. He has served on a wide variety of municipal committees including, but not limited to: Planning Advisory Committee, Committee of Adjustment, Parks and Recreation Committee, Protection to Persons and Property Committee and the Economic Development Committee.  Terry is a Director of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) representing 10 municipalities in the Nipissing District. He is also FONOM's representative on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization Committee.

Councillor Kelly is an active 20 year veteran of the East Ferris Volunteer Fire Department and teaches 2 fitness classes per week for seniors in our community through the VON. Terry has been President of the East Ferris Fitness Centre since its inception over 14 years ago.

Councillor Erika Lougheed

Councillor Lougheed has roots throughout Northern Ontario and has happily made East Ferris her permanent home.  She has a long history in non-profit management with the United Way and YMCA, as well as experiences as a wilderness canoe guide, yoga teacher, communications professor, business owner, farmer, and community builder.  You can often find Erika walking through the trails in East Ferris with her family and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Agatha. She is an active volunteer and a strong advocate for equity, our most vulnerable population, and the environment. She believes our community's strength lies in our differences.

Feel free to contact her via email or follow her on social media @erikaEFcouncil.

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