Regional service commission boards announced01 November 2012
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The members of the 12 regional service commission interim boards were announced today.
"As we committed when we launched our Action Plan for a New Local Governance System in New Brunswick, we are creating 12 regional service commissions, governed by boards of directors made up of mayors and local service district representatives in each region," said Environment and Local Government Minister Bruce Fitch. "These commissions will ensure transparency and accountability in carrying out their work."
The updated regional service commission map, outlining the 12 regions, has been posted online following a public review of the proposed boundaries.
In setting up the commissions, interim boards of directors will be tasked with the adoption of their first budgets. The same board composition will continue when the commissions come into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
"I appreciate the input that was received from New Brunswickers throughout the province on the new boundaries,” said Fitch. “The process started in February and a final map is now available. I thank the board members for their work in transitioning to the new commissions; their hard work in advance of Jan. 1 will ensure the new commissions will be up and running smoothly. The commissions will better enable communities across New Brunswick to work together and share services to meet their common needs."
The creation of the commissions is one of the five objectives contained in the Action Plan for a New Local Governance System in New Brunswick.
Following is a list of the interim boards of directors for each regional service commission:
Ginette Beaulieu Moreau
Allan D. Good
Kevin J. Haché
Georges Rhéal Savoie
Allan D. Marsh
Henri E. Saulnier
C. Dale Elliott
C.F. (Chuck) Steeves
Bette Ann Chatterton
K. Vern Faulkner
J. Craig Melanson
● Department of Environment and Local Government
● Action Plan for a New Local Governance System in New Brunswick