Municipal Information

The council, consisting of our mayor, six councillors and an administrator, is the governing body for the Municipality of Clyde River, and operates under the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Department of Communities, Land and Environment.

Council meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Riverview Community Centre, 6:30 pm, and are open to the public.

The meeting dates for the 2022-23 fiscal year are:

April 13/22
May 11
June 8
October 12
November 9

Jan 11/23
Feb 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

Community Council Updates

Meeting agendas, financials, bylaws, and council news.

Changes on Council

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Prepare and be Safe

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Hilda Colodey

Hilda is a retired teacher who taught at Charlottetown Rural High School and Bluefield High School. They're also a member of Burnside Presbyterian Church and the Clyde River Historical Committee. Hilda took part in the committee that researched and wrote The History and Stories of Clyde River.

“Even though, except for my university years, I’ve lived in Clyde River all my life, my understanding and appreciation of our community was much enhanced by being part of the group that researched and published the community history in 2009. Serving on Council allows me the honour of being part of the continuing progression in this wonderful rural municipality.”

Phone: 902-675-3171



Heather Fleming

“I have worked at Health PEI for over 35 years. I joined the council to have more understanding of the community and have some input as to where we want to move forward as a community.”


Darlene Kneabone

"I have been employed with the Provincial Government for over 30 years, the last 10+ years with the PSC as Payroll Supervisor for the Province. I love living in Clyde River and hope that by being part of council I can assist in the upcoming changes.”


Ruth Nelson

“I’ve been employed at the QEH and Health PEI since 1994. I hope that I can make a positive impact participating in Clyde River Community Council, and learn more about the issues affecting my community.”


Julia Purcell

“After brief stints in stage design and health care, I am now a full-time visual artist. As a member of council, I'm interested in the benefits and protections of an official plan, in safe guarding our natural environment, and in improving our community for all.”


Steven Shoemaker

“I am a teacher and have always had in interest in politics. I decided to join Municipal Council to become more acquainted with the community and to represent its residents best interests within the political framework of Prince Edward Island.”


Carolyn Wood

"I have work for the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and live on a small mixed farm. I’m also involved in the 4-H program, the Burnside Presbyterian Church, the PEI Sheep Breeders’ Association, the PEI Wild Blueberry Association and a Certified Crop Advisor.”

Chief Administrative Officer

Fred Beer

Fred grew up in Clyde River and after completing college at Prince of Wales and university at Dalhousie, Fred moved to Toronto, Ontario. He operated a Machine Design and manufacturing business in Richmond Hill Ontario for 30+ years. After wintering in Arizona for 15 years, he moved with his family back to PEI in 2016. Fred is a member of Clyde River Presbyterian Church and serves on their Board of Managers. He is also a member of the PEI and Ontario Professional Engineers Association.

“Following the retirement of our previous CAO, I was encouraged to take on the role. I look forward to giving back to the Clyde River community that has been home to our family for five generations.

I encourage all residents to get involved with your community by attending events, providing feedback on how your council is doing as well as speaking up on issues that are important to you. Learn / know where your tax dollars are being spent and, best of all, become a volunteer on a committee.”


Commitees of Council

Municipal Website: Ruth Nelson, Carolyn Wood, Hilda Colodey, chaired by Julia Purcell

Planning: Fred Beer, Carolyn Wood, Ruth Nelson, Julia Purcell, Hilda Colodey, chaired by Steven Shoemaker

Emergency Management:  All Council members and CAO, chaired by Carolyn Wood