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Mayor - Lennie White
Mayor White was born and raised in Trenton, Nova Scotia. He attended Acadia University and lived in the Annapolis Valley and Cape Breton before returning to settle in Westville in 2007.
Mayor White is a former teacher, social worker, and small business manager whose lifelong passion for community involvement led to an interest in serving on Council. He was elected to Council in 2012 and loves the community spirit and sense of history and pride that is evident in the Town of Westville.
Mayor White enjoys working with fellow Council members, staff and interested residents in making Westville a great place to live.
Councillor - Clarrie MacKinnon
Councillor Clarrie MacKinnon has been involved politically for over 50 years. He was elected to Council in the Municipality of the County of Pictou in 1970 at age 24, elected three times in the Municipality of East Hants, served for 8 years on the former Colchester-East Hants School Board, was MLA for Pictou East for two terms, and has been elected to Westville Council twice.
Clarrie grew up in Westville’s Black Diamond and attended Chelsea, Victoria and Church St. schools graduating from WHS as President of the Class of 1965. He has a BA in Political Science and History, a Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie worked on a Ph.D. part-time for six years at which time he was elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature.
Work experiences, for Clarrie, have included radio, TV, and print media news and the public and private sectors of the fishing industry. He has been married to Mary K. (MacLellan) of Thorburn for over 55 years and they have three children and four grandchildren.
Deputy Mayor - Mitchell MacGregor
Deputy Mayor Mitchell MacGregor
Email - Mitchell.firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor - Bernie Murphy
Bernie has been a resident of the Town of Westville since 2005 and was first elected to council in 2012.
He has been an active member of the Westville Fire Department since 2008.
He is the Fireman’s Club Treasurer and is very involved in fire department events and celebrations in the town throughout the year.
Bernie established and is currently the Chair of the Westville Neighborhood Watch. He has a
successful career in Operations Management and is the General Manager of a Cannabis LP.
Councillor Bernie Murphy
Email - Bernie.email@example.com
Councillor - Sarah MacKinnon
Sarah is pleased to be a member of Westville Town Council and is a strong female voice and advocate for a progressive community. She is a descendant of family members who have contributed to Westville's well-being for over 100 years and is now doing her part in making the Town an even better place.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a Major in Sociology and Minor in English and a Bachelor of Education, both from St. Francis Xavier University. She is a proud mother to her son Derek. She began her teaching experience at Walter Duggan with Grade Primaries. Sarah has been an Elementary School Teacher for many years in both Nova Scotia and Alberta. She is an advocate for education, equity, diversity and inclusion. Sarah is also a certified First Aid Trainer with the Red Cross and a natural leader.