Speaker Date Topic
Mayor Christine Blair Nov 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Terry Pook
Chair - Terry Pook

Mayor Blair is serving her first term as Mayor for Colchester County. She also served three terms as Councillor for District 1, representing Bible Hill and Valley from 1997-2000; Bible Hill and Brookside from 2008-2016.

During her terms as Councillor, she served as Chair of the Police Advisory Board and the Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Committee as well as a member of the County Flood Advisory Committee, Sewer Use Appeals Committee, Joint Taxi By-law Committee and a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the new hospital.

In 1992, Mayor Blair became an elected Commissioner for the Village of Bible Hill and served in that position for 13 years, of which three were served as Chair. She was also the inaugural President for the Association of Nova Scotia Villages.

During her employment, Mayor Blair was Executive Assistant to a Nova Scotia Minister and MLA; Executive Assistant to the NS Commissioner of Forest Enhancement; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of the NS Department of Natural Resources; Office Manager, NS Forest Products Association. She currently holds the position of Returning Officer for the NS Electoral District of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.

As a Volunteer, Mayor Blair is a 22-year member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Truro; President, Bible Hill Cemetery Company; Director, Association of NS Villages.  She is Past Official Board Chair and Past Session Chair, St. David’s United Church; Past President of the United Way of Colchester; Past Treasurer, NS Forestry Association; former tutor for adult literacy with FutureWorx; past board member Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce and CoRDA.

Mayor Blair has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and Business Administration diploma from Acadia. She is married to Bill Blair, has two sons and two grandchildren and enjoys watercolour painting.

Samantha Eddy, Family Liason Worker at NOVA Nov 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Barbara Goit
AGM Dec 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Al Cooze
Mayor Bill Mills Dec 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Sharon Corcoran
Chair - Sharon Corcoran

Bill Mills has been the Mayor of Truro for almost 20 years. He resides in Truro with his wife of 36 years, Phyllis. Together they have seven children and five grandchildren. Bill was employed in the broadcasting industry as a staff announcer for seven years at CKDH and later in sales and marketing for 23 years at the former Radio Atlantic CKCL/CKTO in Truro. He is currently employed in Commercial Print Sales with Colchester Print. He has served on almost every committee in the Town, including Chair of the Truro Police Board and Chair of the building committees for the new library, fire station, public works building and the renovated Town Hall. Bill was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, nominated by his peers, in February 2013 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in honour of the contributions made to our community and to all of Canada. Bill currently sits on the Audit Committee, RECC Operating Board and Tourism Committee.

Matthew Berrigan - Match, connect, refer Dec 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Joanna McGowan
Chair - Joanna McGowan

Today, the Northern Connector Program a collaborate initiative of the Cumberland Business Connector, Truro/Colchester Partnership, and Pictou County REN, in partnership with the National Connector Program is a formal networking initiative funded through Labour and Advanced Education that he will share with you today.

Through programs like this, Nova Scotia has seen a higher in-migration than out-migration and we’ve seen more young people stay than leave, that’s a positive sign.

Matthew is an Acadia University graduate with experience in facilitation, promotion, program planning, and program implementation. 

At Acadia Matthew was heavily involved within his community, as a member of Acadia athletics, as well as a volunteer and has brought that love of community involvement to the community. 

As regional program manager, Matthew will be working closely with established business and community leaders to help employment-ready workers build professional networks across the region. 

TBA Dec 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Chair - Wayne Gillis
Mayor Wendy Robinson - Stewiacke update Jan 13, 2020
Pastor Ken Banks
Holly Fisher - LGBTQ Truro Jan 20, 2020
Chair
Crawford Macpherson. County Jan 27, 2020
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