City Council

Mayor Christina M. Smith and 8 city councillors, each representing one of the city’s 8 wards, form the council of the City of Westmount. The council is the main governing and legislative body for the city.

The Mayor and Councillors also sit on various standing committees and municipal organizations.

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Council members

Christina M. Smith

Mayor of Westmount
Mayor Christina M. Smith was first elected as City Councillor in 2013 and as Mayor of the City of Westmount in 2017.

Christina M. Smith was elected to Westmount City Council on November 3, 2013 as the Councillor for District 5, she is also the Commissioner of Administration committee.

Prior to entering municipal politics Christina was the Director of Industry and Government Affairs for Coca-Cola. Christina was also the Policy Advisor to the Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Involved in many community organizations Christina believes in civic engagement to ensure our community is one where all residents benefit from our many programs and services.

Christina has a Bachelor of Political Science from Bishop’s University. Christina and her husband have three young children who enjoy many of Westmount’s sports programs and activities.

Patrick Martin

Commissioner of Public Works and Utilities

Patrick Martin was elected by acclamation in the Westmount municipal election of November 1, 2009.

A mechanical and civil engineer who has worked in 55 countries and holder of a postgraduate degree in transportation planning, Mr. Martin was named Commissioner of Utilities, responsible for the operations of Hydro Westmount and the local water distribution and sewer systems. His technical expertise will be a valuable tool for Council in these areas.

Philip A. Cutler

Commissioner of Public Security

Philip A. Cutler was elected to Westmount City Council on November 3, 2013.

Cutler, a lifelong Westmount resident, attended Roslyn School and Selwyn House School before going to John Abbott College. He holds a Bachelor’s of Education (B.Ed) from McGill University, where he was a member of Senate as well as a linebacker on the Redmen Varsity Football team.

Cutler is the Founder & President of Laurus Educational Services, a national tutoring service, as well as the Founder & Managing Director of Laurus Summer Camp. Cutler’s experience is most noted in education, sports & recreation, technology and business.

Over his first mandate, Cutler hopes to help promote healthy living, improve city wide technology and provide all citizens with the best services for their tax dollars.

Victor M. Drury

Commissioner of Finance

  • District 3
  • Member of the following committees:
    Finance and Administration Committee (Chairman)
    Demolition Committee
  • Phone: 514 989-5083
  • Email: vmdrury@westmount.org

Rosalind Davis

Commissioner of Sports and Recreation

  • District 4
  • Member of the following committees:
    Public Library Committee
    Community Events Advisory Committee
    Healthy City Steering Committee
    Finance and Administration Standing Committee
  • Phone: 514 989-5080
  • Email: rdavis@westmount.org

Christina Smith

Commissioner of Administration

  • District 5
  • Member of the following committees:
    Finance and Administration Standing Committee
    Westmount Railway Advisory Panel
    Board of Directors, Centre local de développement (CLD) Les 3 monts
  • Phone: 514 989-5079
  • Email: csmith@westmount.org

Christina Smith was elected to Westmount City Council on November 3, 2013 as the Councillor for District 5, she is also the Commissioner of Administration committee.

Prior to entering municipal politics Christina was the Director of Industry and Government Affairs for Coca-Cola. Christina was also the Policy Advisor to the Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Involved in many community organizations Christina believes in civic engagement to ensure our community is one where all residents benefit from our many programs and services.

Christina has a Bachelor of Political Science from Bishop’s University. Christina and her husband have three young children who enjoy many of Westmount’s sports programs and activities.

Nicole Forbes

Commissioner of Cultural Events

  • District 6
  • Member of the following committees:
    Public Library Committee
    Community Events Advisory Committee
    Healthy City Steering Committee
    Board of Directors, Centre local de développement (CLD) Les 3 monts
  • Phone: 514 989-5076
  • Email: nforbes@westmount.org

Nicole Forbes was elected in the Westmount municipal election of November 1, 2009.

Raised in Westmount, where the house her great-grandfather had built in the early 1900s still stands on the corner of Montrose and Mount-Pleasant, Ms. Forbes was a long-time member of the Community Events Advisory Committee before taking on the role of Commissioner of Recreation and Community Events. She was also an instrumental player in Westmount’s Demerger Referendum, and worked alongside former Mayor Peter Trent as campaign organizer.

Fluent in both French and English, Ms. Forbes studied art history and architecture in Italy, where she also picked up her third language. She then added a smattering of German to her repertoire while continuing her studies in Austria. Upon her return to Westmount, she obtained her Masters in Linguistics. Because she believes that a good knowledge of French is essential in Québec, Ms. Forbes also started the Centre de la petite enfance Enfant des Neiges, while bringing up her children, after which she worked for many years for the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, and sat on the Board of several artistic institutions, including those of theCentaur Theatre and the Westmount Visual Arts Centre.

Always more comfortable as a “behind-the-scenes” person, Nicole Forbes chose to take up the challenge of running for public office to give time and energy to the Westmount community and to partake in the City’s decision-making process.

Cynthia Lulham

Commissioner of Sustainability and Parks

  • District 7
  • Member of the following committees:
    Demolition Committee (Chairman)
    Healthy City Steering Committee (Chairman)
    Horticultural Advisory Committee (Chairman)
    Summit Woods Advisory Committee (Chairman)
    Westmount Railway Advisory Panel
  • Phone: 514 989-5077
  • Email: clulham@westmount.org

Cynthia Lulham was first elected to Westmount City Council in 1995 and has represented District 7 for 18 years. For the last 8 years she was the Commissioner of Urban Planning, Parks and Green Spaces. Previously, she was the Commissioner of Recreation and Culture for ten years. Cynthia is committed to protecting the diversity and historic integrity of the City’s built environment, parks and green spaces and improving Westmount’s environmental programmes.

First elected on a platform of “building community” Cynthia chaired the Victoria Hall renovation program that included the building of the Gallery and the creation of the Community Events Committee, as well as the Community Events Department. She was the co-chair of the Westmount Demerger Committee and is committed to serving the needs of the residents of Westmount.

Cynthia was a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Transportation Committee for 5 years and the vice-chair of the FCM’s Quebec Caucus in 2006.

She was the FCM co-chair of the Proximity Initiative Steering Committee when it was created in 2003 and has been the Proximity Initiative Project Manager since 2007. She works with senior railway representatives and elected municipal representatives from across the country, organizing and guiding their partnership in order to develop solutions to rail proximity issues.

Theodora Samiotis

Commissioner of Urban Planning

  • District 8
  • Member of the following committees:
    Demolition Committee
    Planning Advisory Committee
    Westmount Railway Advisory Panel (Chairman)
  • Phone: 514 989-5078
  • Email: tsamiotis@westmount.org