Deputy Warden Jimmy MacAlpine
The UNSM was granted the authority to award six Diamond Jubilee medals to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The Diamond Jubilee Medal serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. A Nominating Committee was struck consisting of myself, UNSM Vice President, Councillor Jim Smith, and Town Caucus Representative, Mayor Carl Chisholm. The Committee received sixteen eligible applications, all of which were strong candidates. The following six candidates were selected based on years of service as a municipal elected official, number of years on the UNSM Board, and years of service as a Mayor, Warden or Deputy Mayor/Deputy Warden:
- Bill Cox (former Mayor, Town of Shelburne)
- Warden Lloyd Hines, District of Guysborough
- Mayor Billy Joe MacLean, Town of Port Hawkesbury
- Councillor Lee Nauss, District of Lunenburg
- Mayor John Prall, Town of Berwick
- Mayor Carroll Publicover, Town of Bridgewater
The medals will be awarded to the above individuals at the UNSM Fall Conference.
The Towns Task Force continues to receive comments from municipalities on the initial draft report. Deadline to submit comments to the UNSM office is August 27. The Task Force will take into consideration all feedback received. The final document will be presented at the Fall Conference.