John E. Creelman

March 16, 2019

-Officially launched Creelman Paralegal Services to serve counsel in Orangeville Case Management Courts.

December 13, 2018

-Sworn in as a Dufferin County Councillor and elected Chair of Government Services Committee

December 4, 2018

-Sworn in as Deputy Mayor of the Town of Mono

October 22, 2018

-Elected Deputy Mayor, Town of Mono

September 7, 2018 to present

-Licensed Paralegal, Upper Canada Law Society (Creelman Paralegal Services)

July 9, 2018  to October 22, 2018

-Candidate for Deputy Mayor of the Town of Mono


April 2003 to July 6, 2018:

-Justice of the Peace, Central West Judicial District

January 2009 to 2015:

-Appointed Regional Senior Justice of the Peace (RSJP) in 2009 and re-appointed 2012 to 2015. Responsible for assignment and policy affecting over 70 full time and part time Justices of the Peace in one of Ontario's largest judicial districts. 

December 1997 to February 2003:

-Reeve then Mayor of Mono.

Accomplishments as Reeve/Mayor 1997 - 2003

-Presided over a 5 member Council responsible for a $5 million annual budget; succeeded in maintaining Mono’s autonomy within Dufferin County while promoting service sharing and local municipal reform

December 2000 to February 2003:

-Warden of Dufferin County, elected for two terms ending December 2002

-Member, all Council committees while serving as Warden

Accomplishments as Warden:

-Achieved bringing harmony to a traditionally fractious 14 member Council. Worked daily with municipal officials on all significant issues

-Successfully opposed losing court trials in Dufferin to Brampton and succeeded in getting the Province to fund a courthouse expansion.
-Led negotiations resulting in three year labour agreements with both unionized and non-unionized municipal employees
-Involved with recruited a majority of County senior staff
-Responsible for a $30 million annual budget and service delivery to a population of 50,000; successfully negotiated complex budget and tax issues with member municipalities resulting in a significant tax rate reduction in 2001
-Promoted a variety of service sharing arrangements with local municipalities as well as administrative reform within County government

December 1994 to December 1997:

-Deputy-Reeve, Township of Mono and Member of Dufferin County Council

December 1991 to December 1994:

-Councillor, Township of Mono

Various Committee Memberships - 1991 to 2018

-Dufferin-Caledon Health Care Corporation Board, Director (1996 to 2002)

-Orangeville & District Chamber of Commerce, Director
-Association of Ontario Municipalities, Director (1992)
-Rosemount & District Fire Board, Member and Vice-Chair

-Town of Mono’s Planning Committee, Waste Reduction Committee, Recreation Committee and Orangeville Library Board

-Since 2003 on numerous Ontario Court of Justice committees at the provincial and local level

-Board member of Theatre Orangeville (2018 to February 2019)

Business Experience:

-Creelman Paralegal Services (February 2019 until present)

-Partner in local Internet Service Provider (Headwaters Network) serving over 1,500 customers in the Dufferin-Caledon area (1995 to 1998)
-Owner/operator/partner in three restaurants and a retail/import/distribution business (1979 to 1985)

Research/Consulting and Writing/Publication Experience:

-On-going research and writing the biography of ‘yellow’ journalist James Creelman

-Authored academic paper titled ‘James Creelman and Leo Tolstoy’ delivered to the Tolstoy and World Literature Conference - Yasnaya Polyanna, Tula Russia, 22 August 2000

-Biographical profile of James Creelman published in the American National Biography(Oxford University Press, 1999)

-Contributing Editor, Orangeville Citizen 1988 to 1990. Authored a weekly column; articles and editorials on local issues for Dufferin area newspaper(s)
-Principal author, Report on the Orangeville Core (1988) Commissioned by the Orangeville B.I.A., this project was honoured with a written report award by the Ontario Professional Planners' Association. 
-Advisor to the Chair, Minister’s Advisory Committee on Liquor Law Reform - 1986


B.A. University of Toronto