2017 Municipal Finance Forum

John McCharles Bio

Over his career, John McCharles has been Mayor of Petrolia for twelve years, a municipal Councillor for fourteen years, a school trustee for three years, and the Public Utilities Commissioner for three years.

He has spent the last forty years married to the love of his life, Mary Anne, they have two sons, two daughters-in-law’s, and three beautiful grandsons.

Mayor McCharles has lived in Petrolia for the past 50 years, a place that he says is one of the best places to live, work and play in North America.  Petrolia has most of the amenities found in larger centres and the quality of life is beyond excellent.