"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." ~G.E. Woodberry

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." ~G.E. Woodberry

Hello! Nice to meet you.

My name is
Patrick

Merlihan

Thanks for visiting today.

I'm happy to help you with your municipal issue.

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A Message
from Patrick

It's an incredible honour and pleasure to serve Elmira residents as a Woolwich Township Councillor. I've been the voice for Elmira residents around the Council table since 2014. I have enjoyed the many connections between residents and organizations across the Township and look forward to serving you until 2022. Thank you for returning me to work on your behalf. Ask me how you can become more involved in our community.

Getting the job done for you

In a system of ever-evolving policies at three levels of government, it can be disconcerting trying to get anything accomplished. I'm proud of the work I achieved in my first term.

Keep fighting the good fight

My father says ... "the largest room in the house is the room for improvement." I'd like to build on my first term experiences and accomplish more for Woolwich residents. Read more about my plans for my second term.

Working with your local municipal government.

Speak up

Your friends and neighbours might not be able to help you with every municipal issue, but I can. Before you send that bitter tweet out into the infobahn, reach out to me and get me working for you.


Get informed

Strong democracies have informed and engaged citizens. How are you doing at learning about your community? Keep up with local news and get involved early and often.

Have your say 

Very few people can make a big difference in municipal politics. Your opportunity to have a say is valued and makes a difference. Include your voice at every opportunity.

Starting the Conversation.

How Can I Help?

I've helped hundreds of residents and businesses navigate the intricacies of municipal government. I'm happy to help you too. Reach out to me.


I appreciate knowing when issues arise — if you don't tell me I'm unlikely to know about it. Learning about your experiences is appreciated and helps me do my job.

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