Mayor Dave Corkum
I would like to thank the membership for supporting me as your new President at the November Fall Conference. I will be working hard on your behalf to advance municipal issues.
My goal for the year is for all of us to open our minds to change for the betterment of our municipalities to promote future fiscal sustainability.
A special thank you to the Fall Conference Organizing Committee and UNSM staff for organizing a great conference. The membership had many positive comments about the conference as indicated by the evaluations submitted.
For those of you who do not know me, I would like to provide a bit of background on myself. I have served on the UNSM Board since 2008, holding positions of Town Caucus Chair, Vice President, and now President. I also served as the Chair of the Towns Task Force, Chair of the Resolutions Committee and Chair of the Fall Conference Planning Committee. I have been a member of the Kentville Town Council for over 15 years, serving as Mayor since 2005. My full-time job is as a Real Estate Appraiser. In this capacity I am a member of the Nova Scotia Appraisers’ Association and the Canadian National Appraisers’ Association. I am also a Dale Carnegie Graduate. I am married to my wife Susan, and we have four grown children.
I would like to introduce the Board of Directors for 2013-14:
• Mayor David Corkum, Town of Kentville (President)
• Councillor Russell Walker, Halifax Regional Municipality (Immediate Past President)
• Warden Keith Hunter, County of Cumberland (Vice President/Secretary Treasurer)
• Mayor Carl Chisholm, Town of Antigonish (Town Caucus Chair)
• Mayor Bob Taylor, County of Colchester (Rural Caucus Chair)
• Councillor Claire Detheridge, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (Regional Caucus Chair)
• Councillor Laurie Murley, Town of Windsor (Town Caucus)
• Deputy Mayor Greg MacArthur, Town of Truro (Town Caucus)
• Mayor Don Downe, District of Lunenburg (Rural Caucus)
• Warden Bruce Morrison, County of Victoria (Rural Caucus)
• Councillor Bill Karsten, Halifax Regional Municipality (Regional Caucus)
• Councillor Clarence Prince, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (Regional Caucus)
• Rennie Bugley, CAO, County of Cumberland (AMANS Representative)