Council for the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth is composed of seven councillors, each elected as the representative by and for the residents in a specific district. A map of each district is available by clicking on the map provided alongside of each councillor's picture.
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Communities Served by Warden John Cunningham: Kemptville, Carleton, Canaan, Raynardton, Tusket Falls, Norwood, Brazil Lake, Lake Annis, Gavelton (part), Pleasant Valley.
Warden John Cunningham has been serving District 1 since November 2008 and has been acclaimed in the past 3 elections. John grew up on a dairy farm in Chebogue and has lived in the Municipality of Yarmouth all his life and has a strong passion for the community and for hard work. John is a red seal heavy diesel mechanic by trade and owns a convenience store and coffee franchise in Carleton, where he, his wife Jennifer, and their family reside.
In addition to John’s current titles as entrepreneur, mechanic, and for his last term, Deputy Warden, John is a volunteer fire fighter, avid car racer and hunter.
John states that he chose to run again in the 2020 elections to complete unfinished business. John wants to ensure that internet and cell service connections are improved over the next four years and that earmarked projects get completed. In addition to this, as John chairs the Mariners Centre Expansion Committee, he wants to ensure that this large project is completed for the community. John feels his greatest strengths are: his willingness to ask the hard questions; he has no hidden agendas; he makes a conscious effort to accept and thrive in ever changing environments.
Warden John Cunningham participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Communities served by Councillor Daniel Allen: Arcadia, Pleasant Lake, Melbourne, Greenville, Pinkney's Point.
When he is not working, Daniel enjoys camping, golfing and boating with his family, wife Joline of over 26 years, and daughter Sydnee. When asked about why Daniel re-offered for Municipal Council in the 2020 election, his response was succinct. He wants to continue the work they have started and he feels there is much left to do.
Councillor Daniel Allen participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Councillor Sheri Hurlburt
932 Highway 1
Hebron NS B5A 5Z5
Communities served by Councillor Sheri Hurlburt: Brenton, South Ohio, Deerfield, Summerville, Mood Road.
Councillor Sheri Hurlburt was elected for her first term as Municipal Councillor for District 3 in the 2020 Municipal election. Sheri has lived in District 3, in Deerfield, all her life and actually grew up in the homestead she now lives in with her family. Sheri has spent most of her career in administration, employed as an administrative assistant at the Nova Scotia Community College, Burridge Campus for the past 20 years.
Aside from her career with the NSCC, Sheri is actively involved in her community, with Girl Guides, the fire department auxiliary and a Board Member at Yarmouth Agricultural Society.
Sheri feels strongly that she can be the voice to affect change that District 3 needs. When asked why Sheri wanted to run for Municipal Council, she stated that she wants to connect the community to decisions that directly affect them. She wants to be a strong leader for her community, and be diligent in serving them, long after polls close.
Councillor Sheri Hurlburt participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Communities served by Councillor Patti Durkee: Short Beach, Sandford, Lake George, Richmond, Darlings Lake, Beaver River, Port Maitland.
Councillor Patti Durkee has been serving District 4 since 2016 when she was first elected to municipal council. Patti grew up in Yarmouth NS , with her parents Hubert and Belle Lynch. She has roots in municipal politics as her father, Hubert, was a former Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Town of Yarmouth.
After graduating YCMHS, Patti attended Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent Universities achieving a Bachelor of Science with honors in Psychology followed by a Bachelor of Education. She taught elementary school for 26 years in Toronto, returning to Yarmouth County in 2014.
Patti now resides in the community of Port Maitland, with her husband Tom Durkee, two daughters Haley and Jillian, and her two dogs, Watson and Pippin. Patti is also an entrepreneur and runs an art and décor store.
When asked why Patti wanted to run for Municipal Council again, Patti said that she believes effective leadership at the municipal level makes a difference in people’s lives. That she wants to be part of the leadership that guides the municipality into the future and that there are many opportunities yet to be realized.
Councillor Patti Durkee participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Communities served by Deputy Warden Trevor Cunningham: Hebron, Brooklyn, Dayton, North side of Prospect Street, Wellington.
Deputy Warden Trevor Cunningham has been serving District 5 since 2008. Before his appointment to Municipal Council for the District of Yarmouth, Trevor served on Council for Clarks Harbour. Trevor grew up in Clarks Harbour and spent many summers working with fish and lobster processing companies. Now, Trevor is a teacher and an experienced educational administrator and currently manages Home Education for the province.
Trevor now resides in Dayton with his wife Leslie and their three children. Trevor and his family are actively involved in their community, with the family participating in many sporting and recreational events.
When asked why Trevor decided to reoffer for Municipal Council in 2020, he stated that it is so he can fulfill his commitment to move the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth forward with the help of our community, municipal, provincial and federal partners.
Deputy Warden Trevor Cunningham participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Communities served by Councillor Loren Cushing: Chegoggin, Cape Forchu, Pembroke, Overton, Lakeside Road, Milton Highlands, Edson Foote Road.
Councillor Loren Cushing has been serving District 6 since 2016. Loren was born and raised in Pembroke and has lived there his entire life. He grew up on a dairy farm but pursued a career in the fishing industry where he still has close ties. He established a landscape business in the late 1970’s until 1991 at which time he began a 17 year career working for Municipal Government. In 2009 he took a two year course at Nova Scotia Community College earning a Diploma in Business Administration. He began a project and property management business which he still operates today.
When asked why he wanted to run for Municipal Council again, Loren stated that in the past term he had addressed a number of concerns and needs of the residents of District 6 and there are more issues to be addressed in the district as well within the municipality.
Councillor Loren Cushing participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!
Communities served by Councillor Nick Hilton: Sand Beach, Chebogue Point, Kelly's Cove, Rockville, Wyman Road, Central Chebogue, Ellis Road (South), Regent Street (South).
Councillor Nick Hilton was elected for his first term to serve District 7 in the 2020 election. Nick grew up in Chegoggin, and now resides with his family in Arcadia. Nick has roots in municipal government as his grandfather, Staley Goodwin, was a Municipal Councillor for 24 years for the District of Yarmouth.
Nick is currently in his 18th year of nursing at the Yarmouth Hospital. He notes that he became a nurse to help others in their time of need and this is a strength he feels he can bring to the Council table. As well as working full time, Nick finds time to volunteer in his community. He is currently involved with the Yarmouth Curling Association and the Yarmouth Golf and Country Club.
When asked why he decided to run for Municipal Council, Nick confirmed that he wants to help people and he feels as though our region could use a new, fresh perspective—one he feels he can provide.
Councillor Nick Hilton participates on several boards and committees. For a complete list of councillor board and committee appointments, CLICK HERE!