Meet Your City Council

The City of Moncton is comprised of four Wards with two City Councillors representing each Ward. There are also two Councillor-at-Large positions that represent the city as a whole. Elections take place every four years with residents of each Ward voting for a Mayor, two Ward Councillors and two Councillors-at-Large.

Dawn Arnold

Dawn Arnold

Mayor

Elected as Mayor in May 2016, Dawn Arnold brings a vision to #KeepMonctonMoving by positively impacting the health, wealth and happiness of every citizen, both for today and into the future. She was first elected in 2012 as Councillor at Large and quickly earned the reputation of being one of Moncton’s most active, involved and accessible Councillors.

In her mandate as Mayor, Dawn, in collaboration with Council, saw through the responsible completion of several key projects, including the $113M Avenir Centre (on time, and on budget).

She has also committed to keeping City Hall open for businesses and making it easier for local businesses to grow and thrive. A strong advocate of transparency and community engagement, Dawn encourages dialogue with residents on important issues with the goal of building a city where individuals of all backgrounds and income levels can live, work and play.

In 1999, Dawn became involved with the Frye Festival and served as its Chair for 15 years. A passionate supporter of local arts and culture, she wanted to create a platform that would celebrate the works of New Brunswick’s French and English authors, put Moncton on the world stage and inspire students to read, write and think critically.

Dawn’s passion for her community has also been evident through her leadership in and contribution to numerous events and groups, including the Moncton West and Riverview Rotary Club, the Beaverbrook Lunch Ladies, and her “Moncton’s Big Idea Contest” with Grade 4s. A proud member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change, the Cities of New Brunswick Executive Committee, the Provincial Local Governance Reform Advisory Committee and many others.

Dawn is a recipient of the Order of New Brunswick, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award, two Paul Harris Fellowships, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of France and Municipal World’s “Women of Influence” Award. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has done further education at Harvard, Université Paul-Valéry and Saint Mary's University (ICD.D).

Dawn is married to Paul Goobie and is mother to Emma and Zack. Her favorite activities include Saturday mornings at the Moncton Market, cycling the city’s trails, cross-country skiing at Centennial Park and supporting the many great restaurants and businesses across the city.

With the energy and passion to continue growing a better and more dynamic community, Dawn is eager to hear suggestions and ideas from all Monctonians.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Cities of New Brunswick Association (Executive Committee)
  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Standing Committee
  • Internal Audit Committee
  • Moncton Industrial Development
  • Order of Moncton Selection Committee

Charles Léger

Charles Léger

Deputy Mayor

Charles Léger is serving his third term as councillor for Ward 2, having been first elected in 2012. He brings to Council more than 30 years of private sector business experience in the fields of sales, marketing and management. Throughout his career, he has worked in several cities across Canada, including Winnipeg, Mississauga, Charlottetown and Halifax.

Charles continues to be an active community leader who serves on many boards and organizations. He is a passionate supporter of preserving the iconic Cathédrale-Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption and is President of the Friends of the Cathedral.

He believes his role as City Councillor is to help enable the creation of a vibrant and prosperous City of Moncton.

Born and raised in Moncton, Charles has a Bachelor of Sciences degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from l’Université de Moncton.

Charles and his wife Lori (Oldford) live in Moncton’s west end.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board
  • Codiac Regional Policing Authority (until Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Internal Audit Committee
  • Order of Moncton Selection Committee
  • Santa Claus Parade Committee

Monique LeBlanc

Monique LeBlanc

Councillor-at-Large

Monique is serving her first term as Councillor-at-Large. Originally from the former Parkton neighbourhood, Monique has a Bachelor of Science from Université Laval and a Master’s in Education from the Université de Moncton. 

Monique comes from a family committed to helping those in need. Her grandfather created the first bus service in the city of Moncton. Over the past 30 years, she has continued the legacy and has been involved in a number of organizations and groups mainly focused on health, sports, culture, women's rights, social housing, poverty and the environment.

A businesswoman, physiotherapist and educator, Monique was twice elected MLA for Moncton East. During her terms, she actively worked on developing and improving the community.

 

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Association francophone des municipalités du NB (AFMNB)
  • Codiac Regional Policing Authority (as of Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Moncton Cultural Board
  • Youth Advisory Committee

 

 

 

Marty Kingston

Marty Kingston

Councillor at Large

Marty is serving his first term as Councillor-at-Large. After studying journalism in Moncton and Halifax, Marty began a long career in radio and television broadcasting in the Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax, and Toronto media markets. Post-media, he enjoyed a 20-year career at NAPA Canada in Marketing and Sales and has a long association with the Moncton Wildcats as their announcer for almost 20 years.

Marty is a strong bilingual communicator and public speaker who has always had an interest in public affairs and politics.

As an active community volunteer, Marty has been the Master of Ceremonies and public address announcer for various charities, fundraising events, and local sports teams. He is a former coach with the Lewisville Minor Hockey Association and the Moncton Lions Minor Baseball.

Marty and his wife Phyllis are parents to two sons, Patrick and Alexi.

 

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Moncton Industrial Development
  • Order of Moncton Selection Committee
  • Events Moncton
  • Urban Growth Strategy

 

 

Shawn Crossman

Shawn Crossman

Councillor, Ward 1

Shawn Crossman is serving his third term as City Councillor for Ward 1. He brings more than 22 years of sales and marketing experience to his role on Council.

During his tenure as a City councillor, Shawn has been an active member of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities (FCM). In previous years, Shawn has served on the Standing Committee on International Relations, the Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development as well as on the FCM Atlantic Caucus.

Shawn has been an active member on several City of Moncton committees and boards such as the Poverty and Social inclusion committee, Internal Audit Committee,  Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena, Development and Construction Permitting Committee, Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc.

Councillor Crossman was elected deputy mayor in 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020. He was also elected 1st Vice-President of the Cities of New Brunswick Association in 2015.

Shawn’s community advocacy includes volunteering with Lewisville Minor Hockey, the Crossman Community Centre / Kay Arena Committee, St. Bernard’s Church, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Moncton and founded the Moncton Myeloma Support Group and the Moncton Myeloma March.

Shawn is the proud father of Isabelle. He is a graduate of Moncton High School and hails from a political family. His late father, Norm Crossman, was also a councillor for Ward 1. When he is not serving his constituents, Shawn enjoys being outdoors where he likes to golf and camp.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Boys & Girls Club of Moncton
  • Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena Programs Committee
  • Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee

Paulette Thériault

Paulette Thériault

Councillor, Ward 1

Paulette Thériault is serving her fourth term as City Councillor for Ward 1. She brings a background in and passion for the development of arts, culture and heritage in the city.

In 1999, Paulette founded the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival, and also served as its founding director. In 2005, the Festival was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Dialogue Award.

In serving as the Director of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Paulette oversaw the strategic plan to establish and refurbish the heritage property that now houses the Centre. She also spearheaded the Art Park Project for the 1999 Sommet de la Francophonie, which resulted in the creation of the park adjacent to the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

Paulette has championed important issues including the City’s cultural plans as well as the implementation of Moncton’s first Arts, Culture and Heritage Board. She has also served on numerous boards and committees and was appointed deputy mayor in 2010 and in 2013. She is a current member of the National Trust for Canada’s Board of Governors.

Councillor Thériault is a recipient of the Capitol Theatre’s Proscenium Award, the NB Excellence Award in the arts, the Canada Council for the Arts Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee medal and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of France.

Councillor Theriault has attended many institutions and training programs in various fields of arts Management some of which include The Banff Center of Arts Management, l'Université du Québec et Paris VIII.

She worked with Canada World Youth, the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the status of Women and Status of Women Canada.

Paulette is the proud mother of Renée and Joffre and grandmother to Camille, Justin and Dominic. She is also the life companion of Honoré Bourque. When she is not working for her constituents, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, photography and gourmet cooking.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Heritage Conservation Board
  • Internal Audit Committee
  • Moncton Cultural Board
  • Moncton Lions Community Centre Board

Daniel Bourgeois

Daniel Bourgeois

Councillor, Ward 2

Daniel Bourgeois was elected to City Council in 2008, 2012 and 2021. Among other things, he initiated a cap on the tax rate, a review of police services, the City’s social inclusion plan, an accommodation levy and enhancements to local democracy, snow removal and economic development. He chaired the City’s committees on Finance, Social Inclusion, Land Use Planning, Police Services Review and Snow Removal. He also served on the regional police authority and the regional wastewater commission.

Bourgeois holds a PhD in Public Policy Analysis and has authored 27 peer-reviewed publications. His research focuses on municipalities, school boards, health authorities and regional service commissions.

He is married to Anne Bernard-Bourgeois. The couple has two adult sons, Alexandre and Jérémie.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Enhancing Democracy Report Implementation Committee
  • P2-Moncton Working Group
  • Transit Governance Committee
  • Poverty & Social Inclusion Committee/

 

 

Bryan Butler

Bryan Butler

Councillor, Ward 3

Bryan Butler is serving his second term as councillor for Ward 3. He brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to this position on Council.

A graduate of the Atlantic Police Academy at Holland College, Bryan began his career in community policing with the Moncton Police Force in 1979. He then worked with the RCMP until his retirement in 2013.

Throughout his career, Bryan has taken a keen interest in supporting and educating young people. He was notably the Codiac RCMP School Community Liaison who taught the D.A.R.E program in many Moncton schools. He was also a member of the Mayor’s Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Anglophone East School District’s Anti-Bullying Committee.

In 2012, Bryan was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Involvement for his ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of Monctonians.

Bryan and his wife Trudy have been married for more than 30 years. They have two children, Troy and Jodi, and two grandsons, Liam and Niall. A dedicated hockey fan, Bryan has coached hockey teams in the Moncton Minor Hockey Association.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointment

  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board
  • Marché Moncton Market Complex Commission
  • Moncton Lions Community Centre Board
  • Transit Governance Committee

Dave Steeves

Dave Steeves

Councillor, Ward 3

Dave is serving his first term as City Councillor for Ward 3.  He is currently Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Sonshine Kids Academy at Hillside Church. As the Executive Director of the Buckingham Leadership Institute Dave also equips leaders to increase their effectiveness.

Dave began his post-secondary education at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology. He later went on to study in the field of church ministry at Briercrest Bible College and later earned a Master’s in Leadership from Liberty University. Ordained in both the Wesleyan and Baptist church, Dave began his ministry career in 2000 and has served at both Moncton Wesleyan and Hillside Church. Although Dave’s roles have been diverse over the years, they have all required team collaboration on projects, empowering and overseeing volunteers and staff, organizing large events, and communicating effectively. 

Fueled by a strong passion for local and global missions, Dave played an integral part of organizing several humanitarian trips for over two hundred students to poverty-stricken areas of the world.  These included many building and service projects in Haiti, Congo, Trinidad, Ukraine, Cambodia, Guatemala and New York City. On a local level, Dave has worked with teams who have donated time and resources to Harvest House, Teen Challenge Atlantic, Pregnancy & Wellness Centre of Moncton, local food banks and community gardens, Moncton Headstart, several Christmas support programs, as well as Camp Wildwood.

Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and attending live sporting events.

 

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Enhancing Democracy Report Implementation Committee
  • Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area Inc. (MAGMA)
  • Youth Advisory Committee

 

Susan Edgett

Susan Edgett

Councillor, Ward 4

Susan Edgett is serving her second term as a councillor for Ward 4.

An active community leader for decades, she has served as the first female president of the Moncton Rotary Club, as chair of the Codiac Regional Police Authority and as race director for Legs for Literacy/Courir pour lire.

Susan, who is bilingual, has also led several youth cultural exchange programs which she believes have contributed to increasing greater cultural understanding in the community.

Susan brings many years of sales and marketing experience to Council, having worked with the Better Business Bureau, the Maritime Orthopedic Company and the Historic Tait House in Shediac. She is currently a sales and marketing consultant at Faubourg du Mascaret.

When she is not busy serving residents of Ward 4, Susan enjoys staying active by taking advantage of the city’s many recreational facilities, parks and trails. She is a distance runner, cyclist, skier and hockey player. Susan is also the mother of Alex Battah and partner to Stephen Diamond.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Capitol Theatre Board of Directors
  • Development & Construction Permitting Advisory Committee
  • Enhancing Democracy Report Implementation Committee
  • Moncton Industrial Development

Paul Richard

Paul Richard

Councillor, Ward 4

Paul is serving his first term as City Councillor. A long-time NB Power employee of 32+ years, he understands the value of doing what it takes to get the job done and staying committed to the task at hand.

​Paul is a long serving volunteer with the Lewisville Minor Hockey Association where he has been a coach, manager, ice coordinator and board member. He was a registered official with the New Brunswick Hockey Officials Association and has volunteered with the South East Female Hockey Association.

In addition to his involvement in sports, he has served as a volunteer and sat on several committees at École Le Mascaret and École L'Odyssée, and is currently the chair of the Fondation école Le Mascaret.

Paul is a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Rotary Club of Atlantic International Passport, and was the Secretary-Treasurer for his union, IBEW Local 37.

Paul and his wife Charline have two children, Luc and Mélanie.

 

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Croix Bleue Medavie Stadium Management Committee
  • Taxi Review Committee
  • Transit Governance Committee
  • Poverty & Social Inclusion Committee
  • Ability Transit