Museum Advisory Committee

Museum Advisory Committee

The Museum Advisory Committee advises and assists matters relating to the operation of the Museum and reviews and provides input into the long term plans for the development and operation of the Museum. 

The Committee shall consist of seven (7) voting citizen members, a staff resource as determined by the CAO and a Recording Secretary. The term of office of a citizen member shall be for not longer than three years, with eligibility for reappointment. Citizen members are appointed in accordance with the corporate policy known as “Recruitment and Selection – Committee/Local Committee Appointments”.

Key Qualifications & Eligibility Requirements of Citizen Members include:

  • eligible to vote in the Town of Collingwood municipal election;
  • should have an interest in historical artifacts and events;
  • demonstrated leadership (mandatory for chair); and
  • good communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and positive attitude
Current Committee Members
Ken Maher 
Irene Pradyszczuk 
Janet Trimble 
Raymond Williams 
Steve Berman
Staff Resource
Susan Warner, Supervisor, Museum
Monica Gal, Recording Secretary



Meetings of the Museum Advisory Committee shall generally be held monthly or at the call of the Chair, with the provision that at least four meetings shall be held per year.  The Advisory Committee shall generally establish a regular meeting schedule that may be reviewed from time to time.


The Museum Advisory Committee is entrusted in the construction, maintenance, control, operation and management of the Museum and historic sites that may be owned or acquired by the Town of Collingwood within its boundaries, subject to the direction of Town Council, through the Community Services Standing Committee.


Subject to such limitations and restrictions as Council may from time to time impose, by by-law, resolution or otherwise, the Collingwood Museum Advisory Committee shall:
  • Fix the times and places for meetings of the Committee mode of calling and conducting meetings, and make regulations governing the conduct of its members.
  • Elect a chair and vice chair from amongst its members and appoint a secretary, or have a secretary appointed to them, who may not be a member of the Committee, all of whom shall hold office at the pleasure of the Committee or for such a period as the Committee prescribes.
  • Sell or distribute objects and literature, sell souvenirs or other articles at such prices as the Committee may decide.
  • Produce, copy and distribute historical publications and documents relating to the history of the Town of Collingwood.
  • Encourage and develop volunteer groups to assist in the further development of the Museum.
  • Submit an estimate of its financial requirements for the ensuing year to the Community Services Standing Committee. Accounts which come under the normal operation of the Museum and which are included in the budget shall be eligible for automatic payment.
  • The Museum Supervisor shall submit an annual report of the Museum's activities to the Community Services Standing Committee.
  • The Committee may, with the approval of Council, establish a Museum Development Fund, into which donations and other funds as may become available may be placed for future Museum development project and may apply any private donations in such manner as it deems advisable but not inconsistent with the terms up0n which any amount was donated.
  • Carry out such other duties relating to the operation and development of the Museum as may be deemed proper by the Committee or by Council.
For more information on the Collingwood Museum, please visit


Collingwood Museum
45 St. Paul Street
P.O. Box 556
Collingwood ON
L9Y 4B2
Station & Museum Supervisor - Susan Warner   
Museum Assistant - Melissa Shaw