Far­well elected Joint Town Coun­cil chair

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Burin Coun­cil­lor Everett Far­well has been elected the new chair­per­son of the Burin Penin­sula Joint Town Coun­cil.

Coun. Far­well, who had served as vice-chair of the or­ga­ni­za­tion since its ref­or­ma­tion in April 2012, re­places for­mer Grand Bank Mayor Dar­rell Lafosse who did not win re­elec­tion in last Septem­ber’s mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion.

Rushoon Mayor Jill Mul­rooney will serve as the new vice-chair while For­tune Mayor Charles Pen- well is sec­re­tary-trea­surer.

Ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers-at-large in­clude Gar­nish Deputy Mayor El­roy Grandy, Rock Har­bour lo­cal ser­vice dis­trict chair Clyde Hooper, Parker’s Cove Mayor Harold Mur­phy and Marys­town Mayor Sam Sy­nard.

Coun. Far­well in­di­cated one of the Joint Town Coun­cil’s ini­tia­tives will be to in­crease mem­ber­ship as the or­ga­ni­za­tion aims to pro­vide a voice for the en­tire penin­sula.

“There is strength in num­bers.”

He said the Joint Town Coun­cil will con­tinue its com­mit­ment to present a uni­fied voice on is­sues that are of con­cern and are in the best in­ter­est of the re­gion.

He noted the or­ga­ni­za­tion will strive to re­in­force re­la­tion­ships with the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments and other im­por­tant re­gional part­ners, by con­sult­ing with their elected of­fi­cials and rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

New Burin Penin­sula Joint Town Coun­cil chair Everett Far­well

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