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 move Moncton forward by building a stronger, more transparent and economically sound city. 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, will see through the responsible completion of several key projects. 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. The Frye Festival is Canada’s only international bilingual literary festival and has become one of Moncton’s most popular events, attracting international authors and bringing more than $1 million into the community every year.

Dawn’s passion for her community has also been evident through her leadership in and contribution to numerous events and groups. She was one of the driving forces behind the Hildegard Beautification Project, helped get the new La Fête du Lobster Roll food festival going and has played an instrumental role in a wide variety of fundraising campaigns.

Dawn is a recipient of the Order of New Brunswick, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award and most recently, two Paul Harris Fellowships. 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 the mother to Emma and Zack. Her favourite 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 grow 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
  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board
  • Marché Moncton Market Complex Commission
  • Mayor's Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee
  • Moncton Industrial Development
  • Order of Moncton
  • Riverfront Development Ad-hoc Committee

Pierre A. Boudreau

Pierre A. Boudreau

Councillor-at-Large

Pierre is serving his fifth term as a City Councillor-at-Large, after being re-elected in May 2016. He brings to his role on Council a background in law and a passion to grow an economically sustainable city.

Retired from practising law in 2010, Pierre now devotes most of his time to Council work. He is known for meticulously researching before decision making on Council issues. Key areas of focus for him are sustainable economic growth and proper maintenance and upgrades to the City’s infrastructure assets.

Pierre’s interest in politics came at an early age as he served as president of the student council at École Vanier. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Moncton in 1972 and then a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1975.

Pierre and his high school sweetheart, Rita, married in 1973. They are the proud parents of two adult children and grandparents of Emilie and Cédrick Alexandre Boudreau. When he is not serving residents of Moncton, Pierre enjoys reading, cycling and photography.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Irishtown Nature Park Committee
  • Moncton Cultural Board
  • Moncton Industrial Development

Greg Turner

Greg Turner

Councillor-at-Large, Deputy Mayor

Elected in May 2016, Greg Turner is serving his first term as City Councillor-at-Large. A respected entrepreneur, he brings more than 45 years of business experience to his position with Council.

For many years, Greg owned and operated Colpitts Men’s Wear in downtown Moncton. He is also well known in the community for spearheading many seasonal shows and events, including Turner’s Christmas at the Coliseum, Speed Sport Car Show, Victoria Park Arts & Crafts Fair, as well as the Magic Hands Festival of Fine Arts. He was also instrumental in bringing the Québec Major Junior Hockey League to Moncton.

A passionate supporter of downtown revitalization, Greg looks forward to using his expertise to help local businesses to grow and thrive.

Greg has served on numerous boards and organizations, including the City of Moncton’s Downtown Development and Revitalization Committees. He is a past president of the Moncton West & Riverview Rotary Club and has been an active member of the Fundy Trail Development Authority for the last 17 years, including a term as president.

Greg lives with his wife, Claudette in the city’s downtown core. A passionate hockey fan, he has been involved with junior hockey for more than 20 years.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Advisory Committee on Downtown Development and Revitalization
  • Development and Construction Permitting Advisory Committee
  • Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Events Moncton
  • Marché Moncton Market Complex Commission

Shawn Crossman

Shawn Crossman

Councillor, Ward 1

Shawn is serving his second term as City Councillor for Ward 1, having been recently re-elected in May 2016. He brings more than 17 years of sales and marketing experience to his role on Council.

During his tenure as a City councillor, Shawn has been and continues to be 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 is also an active member on a number of City of Moncton committees and boards. He previously co-chaired the Operations Committee and has served on the Public Safety Advisory Committee, the Tri-Community RCMP Volunteer Policing Services Board and the Service Excellence Oversight Committee.

Councillor Crossman was elected deputy mayor in 2014 and 2015 and 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 and with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Moncton.

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

  • Cities of New Brunswick Association
  • Crossman Community Centre / Kay Arena Committee
  • Development and Construction Permitting Advisory Committee
  • Irishtown Nature Park Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Board

Paulette Thériault

Paulette Thériault

Councillor, Ward 1

Paulette Thériault is serving her third term as City Councillor for Ward 1 after having been re-elected in May 2016. 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. Today, the Festival attracts authors from around the world and brings in $1 million annually to the City. 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.

Throughout her political career, Paulette has championed many 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.

Councillor Thériault has received many awards and recognition for her work, the most recent being the Capitol Theatre’s Proscenium Award in 2015. In 2012 she received the NB Excellence Award in the arts and The Canada Council for the Arts Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.

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.

During her career, she also 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

  • Association francophone des municipalités du NB (AFMNB)
  • Moncton Heritage Preservation Review Board
  • Order of Moncton

Blair Lawrence

Blair Lawrence

Councillor, Ward 2

Blair Lawrence is serving his second term as City Councillor for Ward 2, having been first elected in 2012. Known for his strong commitment to education and culture, Blair brings to this position more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, administrator and school district supervisor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and a Master of Arts (Drama) from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London, UK).

Before retiring from the education field, Blair led the implementation of educational programs for New Canadians attending schools in the Anglophone South and East School Districts. Blair has served as a member of Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion (ACPI) and Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) as a conference organizer and presenter and as president of the Hillcrest Home and School Association. He also has considerable experience in budget management, planning and policy development.

Blair’s belief that arts and culture greatly contribute to the well-being of the community is apparent by the many cultural initiatives that he has participated in. He is a co-founder of the Capital Theatre School for the Performing Arts and sits on its Advisory Board, a member of the Choeur Neil-Michaud’s Board of Directors and a member of the HubCap Comedy Review. Blair has performed at the Capitol Theatre and on CBC radio’s "Basic Black" and "Madly Off in All Directions."

Blair is married to Diane Ross, and they are the proud parents of Alex, Ian and Mia. Blair considers it a privilege to serve the community as a councillor. When he isn’t working, he enjoys running, golfing, fly fishing and skiing. He looks forward to collaborating with his fellow councillors to help grow a strong and resilient city.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Advisory Committee on Downtown Development and Revitalization
  • Capitol Theatre Board of Directors
  • Moncton Lions Community Centre Board
  • Order of Moncton

Charles Léger

Charles Léger

Councillor, Ward 2

Charles Léger is serving his second term as City 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. Currently, Charles is a business partner in a digital technology start-up company.

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’s of Business Administration degree from Université de Moncton.

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

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Association francophone des municipalités du NB (AFMNB)
  • Cities of New Brunswick Association
  • Codiac Regional Policing Authority
  • Moncton Industrial Development
  • Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area Inc. (MAGMA)
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Transit Governance Committee
  • Université de Moncton Stadium Management Committee

Bryan Butler

Bryan Butler

Councillor, Ward 3

Elected in May 2016, Bryan Butler is serving his first term as City 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. Bryan currently runs his own security business where he has consulted with a number of organizations, including the Anglophone East School District and Canadian North Airlines.

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.

In his role as City Councillor for Ward 3, Bryan remains committed to representing his residents on a number of important community issues, including neighbourhood flooding and the creation of a North End Community Centre.

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 Appointments

  • Poverty and Social Inclusion Committee
  • Public Transit Governance Committee
  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board
  • Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission
  • Ability Transit -Board of Directors
  • Internal Audit Committee

Vacant

  • Councillor, Ward 3

Vacant

Councillor, Ward 3

This council seat is currently vacant.

Susan Edgett

Susan Edgett

Councillor, Ward 4

Susan Edgett is serving her first term as a City Councillor for Ward 4, after winning a by-election in November 2016.

She has been an active community leader for decades. Her volunteer roles have included serving 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.

In a professional capacity, 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 for Shannex Corporation’s new retirement complex and research facility Faubourg du Mascaret at the Université de Moncton.

A long-time resident of Ward 4, Susan is passionate about creating a thriving community that provides a high quality of life for Moncton families. She is committed to focusing on policies and projects that continue to grow the local economy over the long term while encouraging inclusiveness and cultural diversity. This includes supporting sustainable projects that attract businesses to the city and encourage downtown revitalization.

When she is not busy serving residents of Ward 4, Susan enjoys staying active year-round 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

Paul Pellerin

Paul Pellerin

Councillor, Ward 4

Paul is serving his third term as City Councillor for Ward 4, after being re-elected in May 2016.

An active community member, Paul has served on a number boards and committees, specifically in support of youth education. He is a former president, treasurer and board member of the PSSC of École Saint-Henri, and has served as a board member of the Home & School of École Mascaret and the PSSC of École l’Odyssée.

During his terms on Council, Paul has chaired a number of committees, including the Operations Committee, the Environment Committee and the Snow Removal Committee. He has also contributed as a member of the Finance Committee, Downtown Security Roundtable, Prosperity and Economic Development Committee and the Public Safety Action Committee.

Paul’s community advocacy includes volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the Dragon Boat Festival. He is also a board member at St. Pat’s Family Centre and a past member of the 8th Canadian Hussars.

Paul works for Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) where he specializes in Technical Sales Consultation. He has a background in structural engineering and recently completed a mini-Masters certificate in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo.

Paul and his wife Charline Cormier-Pellerin, are the proud parents of their four children: Catherine, Stephanie, Elizabeth and Alexandre. When he is not serving the residents of Ward 4, he enjoys spending time with family, learning about war history and volunteering as a soccer coach.

Advisory Board and Committee Appointments

  • Homelessness Social Inclusion Committee
  • Moncton Lions Community Centre Board
  • Santa Claus Parade Committee
  • Transit Governance Committee