Councillor Bill Van Berkel represents Ward 2 for the Town of Innisfil.

Contact Councillor Van Berkel

You can contact Councillor Van Berkel by email or give him a call at 705-436-3740 ext. 1112. You can also reach him on his cell at 705-791-7170.

About Councillor Van Berkel

Headshot of Councillor Van BerkelCouncillor Bill Van Berkel has been a long-standing citizen of Innisfil and business owner for over 40 years. First elected to Town Council in 1991, Councillor Van Berkel has more than 18 years of experience as a member of Council.

Before becoming a councillor he spent 18 years as a volunteer firefighter in Lefroy. He has made a difference in the community through his many Town committee positions. Councillor Van Berkel has seen many changes throughout Innisfil, being a part of bringing water to the Town of Innisfil and sitting on the committee with one of our former mayors, Stew Fisher. He was a member of the Building Committee which oversaw the construction of the original library in downtown Alcona, as well as the Town Hall, recreational centre and police station.

Community involvement

In Councillor Van Berkel's spare time, he has been the past president of the Legion Branch 547 in Lefroy Belle-Ewart. He was the president when Innisfil had its own Chamber of Commerce.

Councillor Van Berkel has sat on many boards and committees, including:

  • Nottawasaga Conservation Authority Board (four years)
  • Innisfil Public Library Board (four years)
  • Committee of Adjustment (six years) and still sits as an alternate
  • School Zone and Traffic Advisory Committee
  • Garbage Removal Committee back in the early 1990s
  • Roads Committee