Farwell elected Joint Town Council chair
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