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Theresa Fritz

CouncillorImage of Councillor Theresa Fritz

Contact Information:
Telephone: 613-253-3172
  • Chair of the Carleton Place Police Services Board
  • Council representative on the Downtown Carleton Place BIA board of management,
  • Council representative on the Sister City Committee,
  • Municipal representative on the Mississippi Valley Conservation board of directors

Theresa was elected to a second term as a town councillor in October 2018. She previously served on council from 2014-2018.

Born and raised in Montreal before relocating to Ontario with her family as a teenager, Theresa has been a resident of Carleton Place since December 1990. A fluently bilingual graduate of Carleton University's Bachelor of Journalism program (1989), Theresa is a former editor of the former Carleton Place Canadian and Almonte Gazette newspapers and a former managing editor with Metroland Media. She spent 29 years working in the newspaper before becoming a federal public servant in April 2018. She is currently a Senior Business Analyst with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

Since moving to Carleton Place, Theresa has been an active member of the community with a long history of volunteerism. She has served on the Lanark County Interval House board of directors, Carleton Place and District Youth Centre (now CORE) board of directors with two years as president, the United Way of Lanark County board of directors and has been on the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation board of directions for seven years. Theresa is a member of the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association executive where she served as the executive’ secretary.
Theresa is passionate about her community and believes that openness and transparency in municipal government, strong communication skills within town hall and with local residents, are the keys to success when it comes to making Carleton Place a community that everyone was to live, work and play in.
Theresa lives in a century home in the heart of town with her husband Scott and son Shane. In her spare time, she is a devoted hockey mom who loves to read.