Mayor Neville Greeley – Vice President
City of Corner Brook
Mayor Greeley was elected Mayor of the City of Corner Brook on 29 September 2009. Prior to being elected Mayor, Neville served for two terms as a councillor with the City of Corner Brook, having been first elected in 2001.
Mayor Greeley is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, a former teacher and has served as a police officer with both the Royal Canadian Mounted police and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. He retired from the RNC in November 2010.
Mayor Greeley currently serves on the following boards; Chairperson of the Corner Brook Civic Centre Association, Board member with the Corner Brook Port Corporation, Vice President – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, Board of Directors of Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Board of Directors – Western Regional Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors- Multi Materials Stewardship Board, Chairperson – Corner Brook Sub-Regional Waste Management Committee.
Neville’s community involvement includes former Chairperson of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation and past National President of Kinsmen Clubs of Canada, as well as a past chairman of its Board of Directors.
Neville and his wife, Wenda, have three children, Meghan, Mitchell and Ryan.
Councillor Lucy Stoyles – Avalon Director
City of Mount Pearl
Lucy has been active in the community for many years. She has received numerous awards for her involvement, including Mount Pearl Citizen of the Year, VOCM Volunteer of the Year, Canada 125 Commemorative Medal Recipient, Honorary Kinette, the (Chamber of Commerce) Norm Carr Award, and the (YMCA/YWCA) Woman of Distinction Award.
Lucy is a member of the Kinette Club of Mount Pearl and has chaired numerous projects for the group. In addition, she has spearheaded many fundraisers for children requiring medical treatment outside the province.
Lucy is an active member of St. Peter’s Parish. She participates in fundraising campaigns for the Salvation Army, the Kidney Foundation, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Lucy is currently Chair of the Parks & Community Services Committee of Council, as well as a member of the Technical Services Committee. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador as Avalon Director.
Mayor Allan Hawkins – Central Director
Town of Grand Falls-Windsor
Mayor Hawkins graduated from Memorial University with BA(ED), BA degrees and Computer Studies at St Francis Xavier University.
Mayor Hawkins spent 28 years as a teacher and administrator. Upon retirement from the teaching profession, he entered the business profession. He spent eight years as Executive Director of a US based software development company. He’s been involved in numerous community groups. He has served as Chair of Exploits Valley Economic Development Corporation, eight years as Councilor for Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, and past president of Kiwanis Club of Grand Falls-Windsor.
He decided to enter the mayoral race in September 2009 and was elected as Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor. He has always had a keen interest in youth and spent many years volunteering in the Boy Scout movement and Allied Youth. Mayor Hawkins is Director with Nalcor Energy, NL Hydro and Bull Arm Fabrication. He is also President of the NL Alzheimer's Society and Board Member of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Mayor Hawkins also serves as board member on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and has just completed serving six years as vice chair of the Gander International Airport Authority and president of the local Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Past Director of Finance at his local church. He and his wife Joan enjoy gardening and spending time with their six grandchildren.
Mayor Gerry Gros, Northern Director
Town of Anchor Point
Bio to follow.
Mayor Betty Fitzgerald – Eastern Director
Town of Bonavista
Betty Fitzgerald, affectionately called "Mayor Betty", was raised in Gander, NL. She met her husband Edward, now deceased, in Bonavista where the couple settled and raised their four children.
Betty was employed at the Peninsulas Health Care Center from November 1973 to January 2011. She has also completed courses including, but not limited to, Tourism, Public Relations and Public Speaking from St. Xavier College and College of the North Atlantic.
Betty first ran for Council in 1989 and became the first woman to be elected Councillor in the Town of Bonavista. She remained in office until 1993 at which time she didn’t seek re-election. However, in a By-Election held the next year, she sought re-election and was successful in her efforts. Betty remained on council until the next General Election in 1997, when she received the most votes ever polled for a candidate for Municipal Government in Bonavista and as a result became Deputy Mayor. Betty then took over the office of Mayor in May of 1998 - a position which she holds today.
An avid volunteer within her community Betty has received many awards over the years and on June 30th she celebrated 50 years as a volunteer.
Councillor Frank Galgay – St. John’s Director
City of St. John’s
Councillor Frank Galgay is serving a fourth term as a St. John’s City Councillor (1997-2013). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees. A former teacher and principal, he completed a distinguished (34) year career as Superintendent of Education in 1997. He has chaired the following standing committees on St. John’s City Council: Public Works and Environment, Parks and Recreation, Economic Development and presently serves as Chairman of Planning and Housing.
Councillor Galgay has represented the City of St. John’s in Ilahavo, Portugal; Waterford, Ireland; Providence, Rhode Island; Houston, Texas. He also previously served as St. John’s Director on the Board of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador from 2007-2009. As well, he is a noted writer having authored and co-authored 15 books dwelling on Newfoundland history and culture. Councillor Galgay and his wife Rosemary have four children: Colleen, Sean, Brendan and Matthew and four grandchildren: Erin, Megan, Aidan and Madeline.
| Deputy Mayor Keith Keating – Urban Municipalities Director Town of Marystown
Keith Keating was born and raised in Marystown. He is a plumber by trade and also holds a 4th class Power Engineering certificate from SAIT Alberta. Keith worked in western Canada for four years before returning to Marystown in 1971. He was employed for a number of years with the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre and is now retired.
Since his return home, Keith has become involved in many aspects of community life and has volunteered for numerous groups and organizations.
He has been a Town Councillor with the Town of Marystown for 27 years and presently holds the position of Deputy Mayor. Keith has represented Marystown on the Burin Peninsula Waste Management Committee for more than four years and has been reappointed for the next year.
Keith is also a member of the MNL Board of Directors and has served as Urban Municipalities Committee (UMC) Chair for the last four years, which represents the 20 largest towns and cities in the province. Keith also serves as Chair of MNLs Waste Management and Environment Committee and is MNLs representative on the Trio Board of Directors.
His many volunteer groups include Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Mayor's March; Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for the past five years; Chair of the Terry Fox Run and representative on the Heritage Run Tourism Committee for more than 10 years.
Keith has always had an interest in farming and farm animals and in particular promotion of the Newfoundland pony breed. He owns a 15 acre hobby farm where he grows vegetables and keeps a number of animals. He is married and has three grown children.
Mayor Tony Keats - Small Towns Director
Town of Dover
Tony R. Keats was raised and resides in Dover, a small rural community on the North East coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has been involved in Municipal Council in Dover since 1992, serving as councillor for the first four years and Mayor for the past fifteen.
Tony has a diploma in business and several certificates in various aspects of the work field. Tony is employed with Canada Post Corp. and works out of Dover. Tony has served on several committees and boards throughout our province, such as the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, Rural Secretariat, Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation and the Kittiwake Coast Tourism Association, where he served as President.
Tony has worked very hard on behalf of those he represents. He has been presented with a number of awards in the past, such as the Outstanding Contribution Award from The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn; Governor General of Canada. He also received a Torngat Municipal Achievement Award for Municipal Awareness. The Town of Dover has received Population Category Awards, Community Involvement Criterion Award, and two Award of Excellence, in the past 11 years through the Provincial Tidy Towns Program. Tony believes in this friendly community competition and he promotes it whenever possible. Tony enjoys municipal government and politics in general and identifies with small towns and rural living.
Tony is married to Donna Gill, they have two teenage children.
|Deputy Mayor Lisa Dempster – Labrador Director
Town of Charlottetown
Lisa was born and raised in Charlottetown, a small community on Labrador’s South East Coast, upon completion of post-secondary schooling she returned home in 1991 to work as a Career and Employment Counsellor. For more than 22 years she has worked with unemployed residents of her region, helping them further their education and to find jobs. She is currently serving her second term as Deputy Mayor.
Lisa has an extensive volunteer portfolio that spans more than two decades and includes co-chairing the Provincial Career Practitioner’s Board, trustee with Labrador Grenfell Health Authority, and member of Admissions Committee at MUN’s medical faculty. She has served as Educational/Training Director, is currently a municipal representative on the local zone board, and community representative on school council with William Gillett Academy. Lisa has co-chaired the local Literacy committee, and was an executive member of Regional Literacy Association. She is active in a host of other small annual committees and fundraising initiatives.
Lisa has proven her leadership skills in an executive capacity on the many boards on which she has served. She is committed to seeing that important issues are brought to the table.
Lisa and Gaius have two children, Nicholas (now deceased) and Natalie. Lisa resides in Charlottetown with her husband and daughter.
|Councillor Elmo Bingle – Western Director
Town of Deer Lake
Elmo Bingle was born and raised in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador where he graduated from Elwood Regional High School. He is an Electrician by trade. Elmo started his working career for the Newfoundland Telephone Company in 1974. In 1989 he accepted a transfer to St. Anthony to assume the role of Resident Manager for the area. During his time in St. Anthony he was involved in Junior Achievements, Youth Ventures and the St. Anthony and Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 1994 Elmo moved to Labrador City to assume the role of Area Manager for Aliant. During his time in Labrador City he became involved in the Rotary Club, Junior Achievements, the Labrador West Chamber of Commerce and economic development in the area. Elmo was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award for his volunteer work with the Rotary Club of Labrador West’s Polio Plus campaign.
Elmo retired from Aliant in 2005 after a successful 31 year career and moved back to his hometown of Deer Lake. In September of 2009 Elmo was successfully elected to the Deer Lake Town Council. He currently serves as chair of the Public Works Committee and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also involved in a number of other committees in the community.
Elmo is married to his wife Sandra, they have three children and four grandchildren.