Councillor, Janet MacDowall

Councillor Gary Palmer

I’ve lived and worked in Elk Lake since 1984.  I’m very proud of our small vibrant community.  I enjoy being part of our many functions we have here, as a volunteer and participant.  It is always nice to see so many different people having fun.

I have served two terms as a Councillor.  It has been exciting to be part of a team working together to make our community better and stronger, and I would very much like to continue this for another term.

 I would like to introduce myself, my name is Pam Cormier and I am a resident and Council Member for James Township – Elk Lake. I have lived in Elk Lake since 1971, having moved here from Matachewan. I am also a Band Member of Matachewan First Nation.

I am married to Wayne Cormier who is employed at Eacom Lumber in Elk Lake for the past 30 years, we have one daughter, Kalene who is employed with the Matachewan First Nation Limited Partnership – Janitorial Division; which I am also employed with as the Janitorial Supervisor.

This is my second term on Council, which I thoroughly enjoy; working together as part of a team and coming up with innovative ways to deal with issues within our beautiful town.

I absolutely love Elk Lake, it is a picturesque, clean and tidy town, where everyone is friendly and welcoming, we are situated on the Montreal River and Bear Creek which offers fantastic four seasons of fun!

My previous employment was with the Matachewan First Nation where I held a few positions over many years, Economic Development Officer, Project Management and Band Manager. So, I believe I have a diverse knowledge of Federal Government, Mining, Forestry, Housing, Health, Education, Community Needs, Employment and Training, Sustainability and Governance. Over the past four years as a member of Council for Elk Lake, I have gained valuable knowledge of the Provincial Government as well.I look forward to the next four years on Council along with it’s successes and challenges!

Deputy Reeve, David L. Mullin


Councillor, Pam Cormier

Hi I am Janet MacDowall.  I think most people here in Elk Lake know me as I have been on Council several terms since I moved here over 30 years ago. My husband and I have 2 children who are both grounded here in the North.  I am a registered Physiotherapist, working in New Liskeard.  Because I work in health care I believe that I have good listening and speaking skills.  I am able to communicate well my thoughts and ideas.

I believe that over the past terms I have been on Council I have been part of a very productive Council, keeping all residents of Elk Lake in mind during discussions and decision making.  I believe that our residents feel comfortable approaching me with their ideas and concerns and I have dealt with them appropriately.

Over the past years I have served as the Council representative on the Library Board and  the Temiskaming Municipal Association as well as Chair of the Civic Holiday Committee here in Elk lake.  I also serve on many committees as part of my position at the hospital, most dealing with seniors living in the community.