Mayor Normand Riopel

Mayor of Champlain Township

I believe in “COMMUNITY FIRST” Innovation, Integrity, Transparency and Teamwork.

We have a strong Council and administration team and the next four years will prove to be amazing and productive for our Township.

“We need to grow in order to be able to move forward!”

Contact Information

Phone: 613-223-3092

Email Mr. Riopel:

Professional Experiences

Mr. Riopel is a resident of the Township of Champlain and 4th generation of Riopel established in L’Orignal since 1884. 

In 1992, he started his own company, a local hardware / fastener distributor (Distributions Agri-co Supply Co). He sold it in 2018 to be 100% dedicated to his new role as Mayor of Champlain Township.

He is very involved with his agricultural properties, farming is his passion and hobby.

Social and Municipal Involvement

Mr Riopel career started at the age of 21 years old as the “Road Superintendent” in the Township of Longueuil from 1985-1988. His political career started in 1991 when he was elected as Councillor for 7 years in the same Township.

In 1998, amalgamation took place and he became a Municipal Councillor for the Ward of Longueuil from 1998 to 2018 in Champlain Township. 

In 2018, he was elected Mayor for his first term and is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Champlain Township.

He was acclaimed Warden of the Council of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) for the year 2023.

He has been involved in the community for over 30 years, and has a passion for the community and a keen understanding of regional matters.  Family and the well-being of people is most important thing for him.

He sat on different committees during his 30 plus years in the community, such as:

  • Public works/roads committee
  • Planning and forestry committee
  • Economic Development and Tourism committee
  • Residence Prescott & Russell committee
  • Agricultural Advisory committee
  • Member of the Ontario Farmers Association
  • Involved with local groups in baseball and hockey

Priorities for the Next Four Years

  • Work on a balanced and responsible budget.  
  • Focus on infrastructure updates and improve our roads, attracting business and industry to the area in making Champlain Township a desirable place for all families.
  • Work on bringing water and sewage from Hawkesbury to the south side of the Highway 17 into Champlain Township.
  • Continue the work on Highspeed internet to cover all of Champlain Township.
  • Expansion of natural gas to our rural area.

Contact Us