Cheryl Fort

Cheryl Fort, Anishinaabe kwe from Ogoki River area, Embametoong First Nation and Marten Falls First Nation part of Treaty 9. Cheryl is in her second term as Mayor of the Township of Hornepayne and has always called Northern Ontario home. Cheryl studied at the University of Windsor and Athabasca University in commerce while focussing on communication. Cheryl has for the past 18 years worked for Canadian National Railway, she is a Locomotive Engineer. Cheryl is the mother of three grown children.

Cheryl is an avid volunteer with 27 year’s experience by serving as a town councillor, school board trustee, library board chair, hospital board member and Royal Canadian Legion Youth Education Chair. Cheryl is the second female Indigenous Mayor to be elected in Ontario. While working as both Mayor and Locomotive Engineer, she also serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Ontario Good Roads Association (Good Roads), Vice-President of the Algoma District Municipal Association, Chair of the Hornepayne Housing Corporation and Vice-Chair of the Algoma District Services Administration Board. Cheryl is a servant-leader and a strong advocate for change. Cheryl has worked closely with Ontario Clean Water Agency and has successfully participated in all Clean Water Training required in her role as Mayor. Cheryl would like to see prosperous and thriving communities and people across Ontario but especially in Northern Ontario.