Synard named provincial housing and homelessness chair
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard has been selected as the chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network.
Synard took on the position in October.
The mayor explained that he has always been interested in issues that deal with housing, hav- ing taken part in some projects in the past to help address the issue.
“I worked at a Habitat ( for Humanity) build in London, Ontario, years ago for a weekend, and plus I was one of the founding members of the Kinsmen Manor here in Marystown where we now house 24 senior citizens,” he said.
Synard said the committee was formed in the Avalon region.
“That is where it was,” he said. “I am just looking forward to being able to take the mandate of the network and make it a true provincial committee.”
The organization is based out of Pleasantville.
“What we are trying to do now is expand the mandate outside of St. John’s so we have more of a provincial focus,” Synard said.
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard attended the National Conference on Ending Homelessness earlier this month in Montreal, Que. Synard was named chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network in October.