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Region of Queens Municipality has a number of advisory committees to help inform decision making. Many of these committees have public members. Also, Region of Queens Municipality appoints Councillors to be representatives on external committees that have a direct link to Council priorities and impacting Queens County residents. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of Committees of Council unless otherwise stated.

This page will be updated regularly to allow residents to keep current on committee assignments and vacancies. 

If you are interested in more information about a committee or board, please contact the staff person who works with the particular committee. If no staff person is assigned, please contact Eric J. Levy, Municipal Clerk and Diversity Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Committees of Council

Bursary Selection Committee

Each year, Region of Queens Municipality distributes bursaries to graduating students from North Queens Community School, Liverpool Regional High School, and Queens Adult High School. This committee reviews applications and selects recipients.

Staff person: Eric J. Levy, Municipal Clerk and Diversity Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Ralph Gidney, Chair

Councillor Carl Hawkes, Vice-Chair

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

 

Audit and Internal Control Committee

The Audit and Internal Control Committee is to assist Municipal Council with its fiduciary responsibilities and financial oversight of the Municipality’s daily operations.  The committee ensures that the financial resources entrusted to the Municipality by its residents are spent appropriately according to the policies of Council and provided for public reporting and accountability.

Staff person, Joanne Veinotte, Director of Corporate Services, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor David Brown, Chair

Councillor Ralph Gidney

Bill Rafuse

Kendall Farmer

Patricia Purcell

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

March 31, 2024

March 31, 2024

March 31, 2024

 

Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee serves to advise Council regarding the preparation and amendment of planning documents and planning matters in general, as set out in Section 200 of the Municipal Government Act.

Staff person, Mike MacLeod, Director of Planning, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Maddie Charlton, Chair

Councillor David Brown, Vice-Chair

Councillor Carl Hawkes

Gary Clark, District 1

Zenia Horton, District 2

Jonathan Bower, District 3

Mary White, District 4

Linda Rafuse, District 5

Pamela Brennan, District 6

Vacant, District 7

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2023

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2023

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2023

October 31, 2024

 

Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Advisory Committee serves to advise Council regarding designation and alterations of heritage properties and other provisions relating to the Heritage Property Act

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Carl Hawkes, Chair

Councillor Maddie Charlton, Vice-Chair
Linda Rafuse

Danielle Robertson

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

 

Emergency Services Committee

The Emergency Services Committee is a cooperative committee with members of Council and Queens County fire chiefs.

Staff person, Eric J. Levy, Municipal Clerk and Diversity Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Deputy Mayor Jack Fancy

Councillor Ralph Gidney

Councillor Kevin Muise

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The purpose of Queens Accessibility Advisory Committee is to assist Municipal Council with ensuring that all parts of the Municipality’s operations include increased awareness of the barriers faced by persons with various abilities, improving access to resources for helping persons with disabilities; strengthening supports for employees and building capacity; improving access to municipal buildings and properties; improving availability of accessible washrooms and workspaces; enhancing accessibility for persons who are visually or hearing impaired; and ensuring that the recruitment, hiring and career development processes of the Municipality are accessible.

Staff person, Elise Johnston, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Vicki Amirault, Chair

Deputy Mayor Jack Fancy

Tyler Roy

Kelly Oxner

Mackenzie Colp

Wayne Huskins

Shelly Neilson

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

 

Diversity and Inclusion Action Team

The purpose of Diversity and Inclusion Action Team (DIAT) is to provide Municipal Council with strong impactful advice, education, and recommendations for programs and services, while designing and implementing positive and supportive opportunities to promote and celebrate our diverse community to ensure that inclusion is achieved for all.

Staff person, Elise Johnston, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Term Expiration

Lynda Earle, Team Lead

Shannine Corkum

Rebecca Smart

Paul Wood

Paula Barry Mercer

Melissa Labrador

Tim Mossman
Rigel Jones

Dotse Dunyo

Haritha Gnanarantna

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

 

Pool Committee

Members

 

Councillor Vicki Amirault

Deputy Mayor Jack Fancy

Ann Doggett

Deborah Spartinelli

Lezlie Armstrong

Sandi Graham Muise

 

 

External Committee Appointments

Region 6 Solid Waste Steering Committee

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Kevin Muise

Deputy Mayor Jack Fancy, Alternate

October 31, 2024

October 31, 2024

 

South West Nova Biosphere Committee

Members

Term Expiration

Mayor Darlene Norman

October 31, 2024

South Shore Regional Library Board

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Vicki Amirault

October 31, 2024

 

Queens Community Health Board

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Vicki Amirault

October 31, 2024

 

South Shore Housing Action Coalition

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Maddie Charlton

October 31, 2024

 

Western Regional Crown Land Stakeholder Interaction Committee

Members

Term Expiration

Councillor Kevin Muise

October 31, 2024

 

Other Committees

Joint Occupational Health and Safety

Staff Person, Scott LeBlanc, Solid Waste Clerk and Safety Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Management

Staff

Alternate

Scott LeBlanc, Chair

   

Adam Grant, Vice Chair

 

Garret Chetwynd

Kevin Weagle

 

Steve Parnell

Audrey Wamboldt

Robin McKinnon

Janie Ryan

 

Kelley-Anne Hurley

Tim Clattenburg

Mallory Plummer

 

Mike MacLeod

 

Scott Orme

 
 

Steven Kennedy

Dalton Freeman

 

Frank Oickle

Melvin Carver

Meaghan Roberts

David Kelley

Alex Comeau

 

Connor O’Brien

 
 

Angela Green

 

 

Emergency Management Planning Group

Angela Green, Administrative Assistant-Administration, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name

Organization

Adam Grant

Region of Queens Municipality

Andrew Mitton

Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office

Angela Green

Region of Queens Municipality

Brandy Cheraime

Red Cross

Charlie Greer

Fire Services

Chris McNeill

Region of Queens Municipality

Dan Stevens 

Fire Services

Chris Whynot

Communications

Dan Archibald

RCMP

Dennis Oxner

NS Dept. of Health

Eric J. Levy

Region of Queens Municipality

Heather Cook

Region of Queens Municipality

Jamie Brown

NS Dept. of Natural Resources

Jay Walker

EHS

Jim Rudderham

NS Dept. of Natural Resources

Joanne Veinotte

Region of Queens Municipality

Kerwin Huskins

NS Power

Laura McNamara

Red Cross

Louis Landry

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Mike Amero

NS Power

Scott LeBlanc

Region of Queens Municipality

Shane McDougall

Communications

Shelly Walker

Home Support & Senior Citizens Program

Troy Smith

NS Dept. of Community Services

Troy Woodworth

NS Dept. of Public Works

Valerie Whynot

Acadia First Nation

Kasey McDermott

Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Brian Hatt

Emergency Management Coordinator