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“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt Hello and welcome to Engage, a publication that allows us to connect with one another on things that are important to us. As we read through the submissions that many of you sent for publication, and reflected on some of the wonderful accomplishments we have been a part of this fall, we were reminded of all the remarkable individuals and teams that work together to serve the citizens of our City. From taking a leadership role in community engagement and enhancement initiatives, to fostering environments that encourage public dialogue and discourse, to extending ourselves beyond the call of duty, we deserve an appreciative nod to all that we do, and all that we represent. We encourage you to take a few moments to read through the stories that capture some of our recent accomplishments. And if you recognize a colleague who has done something admirable, take an extra minute to let them know.

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Strategic Communications Effec�ve communica�ons with ci�zens is a sound investment that strengthens public service delivery. It builds community pride, encourages growth and increases public confidence in its local government. The City strategically uses communica�ons to foster rela�onships with ci�zens and community partners to achieve a shared understanding of service expecta�ons, realize community and organiza�onal goals, and serve the public interest.

Indicators of Progress 1. Percentage of ci�zens indica�ng the City is effec�ve in communica�ng service expecta�ons 2. Percentage of ci�zens and employees who consider themselves well-informed about City programs, issues and ini�a�ves 3. Percentage of funding for key projects and ini�a�ves provided by external partners

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A publication for employees and retirees of the

City of Saint John


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What’s Inside? In the Headlines Page 2 – 5

Recognition Pages 6 – 8

Good Works Page 8 – 9

Engage in the Community Page 10 – 12

Winter Fire Safety Page 13

Hires, Retires, Promotions and Transfers Page 14 – 17

Published by City of Saint John Communications Editor Lisa Caissie Communications Officer 506-648-3714 engage@saintjohn.ca Next issue Winter 2013/14 Deadline for submissions: January 13

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In the headlines

The City Market wins

Great Places in Canada contest! The Saint John City Market has been honoured as Canada’s Great Public Space for 2013. The title is awarded each year as part of the Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) Great Places in Canada contest and is based on popularity and planning excellence, as judged by a panel of professional planners. “The City Market is a historic centerpiece of our revitalized city centre and embodies what we all love most about Saint John,” said City of Saint John Mayor, Mel Norton. “For over a century, it has been a place Saint John City Market


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In the headlines where friends and neighbours meet to enjoy food and wares from around the world.” CIP holds the Great Places In Canada contest every year to celebrate the locations that Canadians love most, and to highlight the role of professional planners in creating places that inspire and delight. “We are thrilled that our City Market has been nationally recognized as Canada’s Great Public Space,” said the City Market Manager, Kevin Loughery. “We have the public to thank. Our entire Saint John community as well as friends and visitors from across Canada were the driving force that placed us in a finalist position.” The Saint John City Market was one of 68 entries vying to be named in this

year’s contest. Finalists were selected from more than 100,000 public votes cast across the country during a four month voting period that closed on September 23, 2013.

Teresa Rittemann, a CIP panel judge, noted in a press release that the City Market is a cultural and historic icon. “Its unique architectural character reflects the local landscape and traditions of Saint John as a port city. It provides year-round economic opportunities and social interaction for people of all ages and abilities, fosters local food security, and promotes the use of public and active transportation in its interconnectedness with the rest of the city.” Special appreciation goes to Jody Kliffer for nominating the City Market in this year’s contest.

Honouring

heroes

After 227 years of service, the Saint John Fire Department held its first ever gala at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre on October 5. The event drew a crowd of close to 300 people and offered guests an evening of good food, fun, and a chance to hear unsung stories about the heroic actions past and present firefighters have taken to save the lives of others and protect the community. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Saint John Salvation Army, a community partner in many of the Fire Department’s emergency responses. Funds raised in support of the Salvation Army’s Community Outreach Program totalled $15,000. To formally recognize the extreme, brave actions of local firefighters, both past and present, Fire Chief Kevin Clifford introduced a new awards process during the gala. With little to no record of heroic fire service acts from the Fire Department’s first 125 years of existence, Fire Chief Clifford wanted to establish a formal process to begin a public recognition process. “It’s the hope that through remembering

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Front Row – Left to Right

Cory Cassidy, Conrad Northrup, Gary Breen, Doug Trentowsky, Peter Alexander, Peter Woodhouse, Michael Shelley

Joe Armstrong, Donald Walker, Danny Pinksen, Lori Pinksen, Dorothy Porter, Rowena Wiseman, George Stackhouse, Kevin Clifford


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In the headlines and acknowledging these extraordinary deeds, that we can set the standard for the kind of service our community has come to expect,” said Chief Clifford during the awards presentation. In order from the highest honour, the firefighter awards presented included the Medal of Valour and the Award of Distinction to recognize heroic work in saving others under life-threatening conditions. Certificates of Merit were also presented for outstanding service and were the only awards open to nonfirefighters. Congratulations to City staff on the organizing committee for an event well done: Fire Chief Clifford, Dan LeBlanc, Deputy Armstrong, Platoon Chief Oickle, Platoon Chief Garland, Platoon Chief Forrest, Acting Platoon Chief Byers, Division Chief Clynick, Division Chief Wilson, Division Chief Green, George Buchanan, Retired Lt. Wayne Connell, Karen Harding, and Jeanne Beltrandi Chown.

Medal of Valour Retired District Chief, Gary Breen

Retired Lieutenant, Conrad Northrup

 Award of Distinction Senior Firefighter,

Lieutenant, Peter Woodhouse

Peter Alexander                         

Retired Captain, Kenneth MacDonald Lieutenant, Mike Shelley

Retired District Chief, Donald Walker        Senior Firefighter, Doug Trentowsky

Certificate of Merit Firefighter, Corey Cassidy Saint John Salvage Corp and Fire Police Member, George Stackhouse

Salvation Army Member, Dorothy Porter  Salvation Army Member, Major Rowena Wiseman

City worker recognized for excellence in workplace safety Thursday, October 10 began as a regular day on the job for Kevin Hicks, Kenny McCarthy and five other Transportation and Environment Services crew members. They were in the process of setting up work zone safety parameters on Hillcrest Drive, a road on the City’s east side known for its many turns and limited site lines. The day’s work involved asphalt resurfacing near a guiderail that had recently been installed as a result of a tragic accident. What happened next changed the course of the day and was nothing short of a miracle.

Mayor Norton and members of Common Council present Kevin Hicks (centre) with a certificate of excellence in workplace safety

As highway signallers were about to assume their stations, a private onetonne truck began to approach the job site at a high speed and showed no sign of slowing in response to the work zone safety signage. The danger it presented to those on site was imminent.

“He literally put himself in harm’s way to protect his fellow worker. We are incredibly grateful for that,” said Mayor Mel Norton.


In the headlines Kevin and Kenny were in the process of offloading equipment from the City trailer and, although they could not see the approaching vehicle, Kevin heard its muffler and engine and immediately sensed the nature and seriousness of the danger it presented. At a moment’s glance, he knew that he and Kenny were in its direct path and had to get out of harm’s way. Without a second to spare, Kevin grabbed Kenny and pulled him off the road just as the approaching truck violently collided with the City’s asphalt trailer where, seconds earlier, the two had been standing. If not for Kevin’s quick actions, the outcome would have mostly likely been fatal. Kevin’s actions that day exemplify all that is best in our commitment to each other, to our organization, and to the

community we proudly serve. For that, we thank him. At the November 12 meeting of Common Council, Kevin was publicly honoured for his act of heroism and presented with a certificate of Excellence in Workplace Safety by the Mayor and Deputy Commissioner, Municipal Operations, Kevin Rice. The rest of the crew were recognized during a private plaque presentation at Rothesay Avenue on November 13.

The Marigolds Project sets world

Rheal Breau, Kevin Hicks, Quentin Papenhausen, Ken McCarthy, Kevin Rice and Bernie Thibodeau at the reception held on Rothesay Avenue

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record

It’s official! At 9:30 am on June 6, 2013 students from forty-three sites across the greater Saint John region set a Guinness World Record for the most people planting at the same time in multiple locations. Over 5,600 students from Saint John, Pennfield, Sussex, Grand Bay-Westfield and Quispamsis planted marigolds as part of the 2013 Marigold Project, aimed to help children build self-esteem, confidence and pride in the community. The record was previously held by a planting that involved 1,215 people in China. The idea to position the project, which is now in its 16th year, as a world record-breaking event, was orchestrated by members of the Marigold Project Organizing Committee, including Greg Cutler, Coordinator, Neighbourhood and Improvement Services. The marigolds are maintained every year by Parks and Landscape Services staff.


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RECOGNITION

Richard Smith recognized by the Canadian Parking Association Richard Smith, General Manager of the Saint John Parking Commission, was recently presented with the annual Contributing Member award from the Canadian Parking Association for his demonstrated commitment to the development of parking as a professional industry. The award was presented during the annual Canadian Parking Association convention in Montreal. Richard began his career with the Saint John Parking Commission in 1982 and is a founding member of the Canadian Parking Association. Richard Smith

Members of the City Solicitor’s Office raise the bar Congratulations to Scott Brittain who was recently elected by his peers to serve a two-year term as President of the Saint John Law Society. The Saint John Law Society was established by the Act of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1878 and represents a membership of more than 300 lawyers in the greater Saint John area.  Scott was also recently appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to serve on the Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English language university. The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the university.  As a member of the Board of Governors, Scott serves on the Fredericton Academic Senate as well as on the Advancement Committee, which is responsible for external/government relations and fundraising.  These activities are in addition to Scott’s involvement in the Canadian Bar Association (New Brunswick Branch), where he has served for several years as a member of the provincial governing council (and, more recently, as a voting

member of the national governing council) and on the executive of the Municipal Law Section (New Brunswick Branch).  Rounding out Scott’s service to the community is his role as Sponsorship and Fundraising Committee Chairperson for the 2014 iteration of Sculpture Saint John.           Mélanie Tompkins was appointed in April 2013 by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to serve as the Chairperson (southern New Brunswick) of the Mental Health Review Board, which is a quasi-judicial administrative law body created under the Mental Health Act to review the involuntary custody, detention, examination, assessment, care and treatment of psychiatric patients.  This past June, Mélanie was also appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to serve on the

Scott Brittain


RECOGNITION Board of Governors of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, the French counterpart to the New Brunswick Community College.  Since the New Brunswick Community Colleges Act was enacted in 2010, the French and the English Colleges are independent corporations directed and controlled by a Board of Governors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  Each College is responsible for enhancing the economic and social well-being of the Province by addressing the occupational training requirements of the population and of the Labour Market of the Province.  Mélanie was also recently re-appointed by the Minister of Justice as Deputy Clerk of the Court of Queen’s Bench for the Judicial District of Saint John. 

This past July, she was also appointed President of the Examinations Committee of the New Brunswick Law Society, whose role is to prepare, review and mark the required examinations of those persons wanting to become members of the New Brunswick Law Society. These appointments and endeavours represent an extension of the commitment to public service that Scott and Mélanie demonstrate daily as solicitors in the City Solicitor’s Office, and represent demonstrations of confidence in their talents and abilities.     

Mélanie Tompkins

Emergency Ed Brian Woods, Jessica Smith, Jeanne Beltrandi-Chown and Lisa Caissie received advanced Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Management certification at the Provincial EOC in Fredericton this October. The certification provides them with a comprehensive knowledge of the role and operations of an EOC and the ability to cooperatively support the response efforts of the municipality and partner organizations during a local emergency.

Jessica Smith Brian Woods Jeanne Beltrandi-Chown

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RECOGNITION

Celebrating years of service

Did you know that…

Staff from Human Resources and the Communications Department will launch a Years of Service Recognition Program to acknowledge and thank staff who have reached milestone years in their careers with the City of Saint John. The program will include a series of celebrations and presentations of silver, brass, bronze and gold pins to individuals who have worked with the City for five, ten, fifteen, twenty and thirty years. All eligible staff will be sent an invitation from the Human Resources Department for receptions that will be held in early 2014. The ceremonies will mark the first of what will become an annual tradition.

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The City has 703 permanent employees and 508 of them will be recognized through the Years of Service Recognition program for having anywhere from five to 38 years of service!

GOOD WORKS

First rate response Paul Browning, President & CEO of Irving Oil, extended his thanks to all emergency response officials who were called to assist in the propane rail car leak at the rail yard off of Marsh Street on October 2. “On behalf of Irving Oil, I wish to thank you [Fire Chief Kevin Clifford] and the members of your department for the prompt and professional response to the propane situation this week. Your team managed the situation efficiently and the appropriate resources were mobilized quickly. This was done in the utmost regard for public safety. Please extend our thanks to the members of your team as well as all other emergency response officials who were called to assist. Everyone worked together to ensure a safe and seamless operation.”

Extending gratitude “Our sod turning event [for the new Shannex] went very well last Thursday in Saint John and you have our sincere appreciation for the role you played in this event. Allowing us to use the arena parking, a portion of City property for the tent as well as the arena itself was huge help to us, especially on such a windy day. I was so impressed that when I arrived at 7:30 a.m. your crew was already onsite (with a welcome smile) and were cleaning! We didn’t expect such hospitality but were fortunate enough to receive it and we thank you. We look forward to our continued work with the City of Saint John and its residents.” Heather Hanson, Shannex Incorporated


GOOD WORKS

A memorable experience After a visit to our City on a major cruise line, a Toronto area resident had this to say:

Royal Bank at the corner by the park, a young man was extremely helpful to me.

“I was part of the Oceania cruise descending on the city. I was delighted at the initial reception in the terminal building, where volunteers provided maps, explanations, and even roses (my red rose lasted a week in the cabin!), all of which was accompanied by folk music from a musician standing to the side of the entryway.

And in the market down at the harbour, lots of conversation amidst great crafts.

Then, in walking up the main streets, we were met with cordiality and cheerfulness in all the stores, and in the

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I am a Canadian, living in Toronto.  I had never been to Saint John.  I was so proud of the people and your city, and the warm welcome we received.  Bar Harbour was good, Rockland was good, Newport was good, but Saint John outdid them all.  So, well done.  I wish we had more of your nature in Toronto.”

Management golf tournament The annual management and non-union professionals golf tournament was held on September 12. The event was a big success again this year, thanks to those on the organizing committee: David Russell, Mike Baker and Joel Landers.

Special thanks

Check it out!

Tim O’Reilly, Manager of Pedestrian and Traffic Services, extends his appreciation to City Traffic Services Technologist, Greg Walker, “This summer, Greg demonstrated his commitment to keep traffic signals functioning in the City of Saint John by overcoming several challenges. Citizens rely on well-functioning traffic signals to safely and efficiently navigate the City’s street system. Greg recognized his responsibility in providing this important service and worked even harder during this period of time.”

The City’s first multi-coloured crosswalk was painted by the Pay It Forward class at Forest Hills School. It is located on Westmorland Road and Skyline Terrace. Staff who assisted with the project received a special thank you from Councillor Ray Strowbridge. “Thank you Tim O’Reilly for your support and for facilitating this wonderful community initiative! Thank you Bill Edwards for providing the brushes… It looks great.” Students from Forest Hills School stand next to the crosswalk they painted


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ENGAGE IN THE COMmUNITY

Supporting our seniors Whether it’s to act as a liaison among the various clubs, provide meeting space, event coordination or financial support for various events that engage Saint John seniors in wellness activities, Helen Bridgeo, Neighbourhood Improvement Coordinator, and other City staff provide support to over 26 local seniors clubs as part of our Community Enrichment Program. One of these many interactions took place during the annual Seniors Social Day held at the Lily Lake Pavilion in June, where over 220 seniors enjoyed an afternoon of music, dancing, food and a chance to win prizes. The City of Saint John was a proud sponsor of the entertainment for the event.

Helen Bridgeo (top left)

Helen Bridgeo (right)

Top Corner gives youth a shot City of Saint John Firefighter, Chris Green, heads up a program that offers inner city youth a chance to play organized hockey. The program, known as Top Corner, is designed to offer atrisk youth the ice time and professional coaching they need to develop the skills and confidence required to join novicelevel hockey programs.

30 children from the south end and Waterloo Village will get free transportation to and from the Peter Murray Arena on the west side. They will be outfitted with hockey gear and receive an hour’s worth of instruction by Hockey New Brunswick-sanctioned coaches.

“You can’t take a 13-year-old kid who’s never played hockey before, buy him gear and enter him into minor hockey. He’s not going to make it. He doesn’t have the skills to keep up, he doesn’t have the know-how. He’s either going to get hurt or he’s going to quit,” said Chris.

After this year, Green hopes that he will have the funding and support needed to expand the program and open it up to more at-risk youth across the City.

“We’re hoping we can accelerate the process, bring these kids up to a skill level where we can enter them into the minor hockey system and come out the other end.” Through the program, each week from November 2013 to March 2014,

Top Corner is proudly supported by the City of Saint John, P.R.O. Kids, the Boys and Girls Club, Saint John Sea Dogs, and United Way. Chris is currently recruiting both on and off-ice volunteers for the season. The program runs on Saturday afternoons. Anyone interested can email Chris at Chris.Green@saintjohn.ca or for more information.

Chris Green Peter Murray Arena


ENGAGE IN THE COMMUNITY

Kicking it off for kids at the City’s PALS school This year, 15 City staff and firefighters volunteered to host students and their families at the Lorne Middle School PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) Kick-off BBQ. The evening event included a complimentary BBQ, display presentations from local support organizations including P.R.O. Kids, and announcements from the school’s principal, Councillor Greg Norton. Special thanks go to our City volunteers Pat Woods, Holly Young, Lisa Caissie, Cindy Blizzard, Deborah Armstrong, Cheryl McConkey, Paul Johnson, Trevor Tompkins, Dean Moriarty,

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Marc Carey, Dan Coates, Ryan Brown, Steeve Green, Tammy DeSaulniers and Kyle Graham. The District 8 PALS initiative aims to break the cycle of poverty for students living in identified priority neighbourhoods. Through the program, companies and service agencies in the Saint John area are paired with schools and provide support in the way of volunteers or financial assistance. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities with the PALS program can contact Cindy Blizzard at cindy. blizzard@saintjohn.ca

Tammy DeSaulniers and Kyle Graham at PRO Kids booth

Dean Moriarty and Trevor Tompkins volunteer to BBQ for Lorne Middle School PALS Kick off

Pat Woods, Paul Johnson and Cheryl McConkey serve food during the PALS BBQ Kick off


ENGAGE IN THE COMMUNITY

Paying it forward

Open houses

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On April 24, people from 65 countries around the world participated in Pay it Forward Day led by the Pay it Forward Foundation, and City staff were no strangers to the cause. In honour of the day and its purpose of ‘giving to someone else and making a positive difference’, a contingent of staff from the Human Resources Department and the Saint John Police Force organized a food drive and 50/50 draw in support of at-risk youth in our community. Thanks to those who organized the fundraising initiatives and the generous contributions of staff, over $450 and hundreds of nonperishable food items were donated directly to the City’s Joshua Group.

ZoneSJ, the City’s new draft zoning bylaw, was presented at four public information sessions. Presentations were delivered by planning staff that explained why it was necessary to create a new bylaw, what the key changes are, and how it impacts property owners, residents, business owners, and investors of Saint John. Pictured is City Planner, Jody Kliffer.

Flotilla sets sail for cancer Steve Anderson, water and sewer foreman, and his wife Christal organized the first annual Floatilla For Life fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society this past September. As part of the event, seven boats and a group 25 people sailed from Meenan’s Cove to Hampton and raised $500 for cancer research.

True Team Spirit The Rowing Pains, one of two City boats in this year’s Saint John Dragon Boat Festival, capsized and took home the “Team Spirit” award. 

PlaySJ, the City’s Parks and

Recreation strategic plan, was presented to the public during an open house at the Lily Lake Pavilion on October 22. The evening included a presentation of how the plan will guide the current and future delivery and provision of recreation and leisure programs, facilities, and services, followed by a Q&A. Pictured is Mike Hugenholtz, Deputy Commissioner, Parks & Public Spaces.


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FIRE Safety

Is your home

winter fire safe? Mark Wilson, the Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Investigation for our Saint John Fire Department, recommends this simple safety checklist to help keep homes fire safe this winter: · Have an adequate number of smoke

alarms and test them regularly.

· Make sure that your family knows of

two safe ways out of every room in your home.

· Have a written home escape plan in

case of fire and practice it regularly.

Winter Fire Safety Tips · To test an electric blanket, lay it flat on top of

the bed, then switch it on for five minutes before putting it on the bed for use.

· Use only authorized installers of fixed heating

appliances.

· Oil, gas or wood heating units may require a

yearly maintenance check.

· Only use fuses of recommended rating and install

an electrical safety switch.

· Keep a fire extinguisher and fire blanket near the

kitchen exit.

· Never leave burning candles or any open flame

unattended.

· Never leave cooking unattended. · If you have a fireplace, place a screen

in front of it and make sure the chimney is clean.

· Check electric blankets for damage

Life is full of challenges - Help is available all day, all week, all year

· Keep curtains, tablecloths and

Through Manulife’s Resilience Program, the City of Saint John offers a full-service, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all City employees and their immediate family members.

or frayed cords before placing on the bed. bedding away from heaters.

· Keep wet clothing at least one metre

from heaters or fireplaces and never leave unattended.

· Clean the clothes dryer lint filter

every time you use it.

· Use one appliance per power point

and switch it off when it is not in use.

· Extinguish candles or any other open

flames before going to bed.

· Handle candles or any other open

flame with care.

· Store matches or lighters in a secure

place that is not accessible to young children.

The service offers assistance from a team of experienced counsellors who will listen, offer sound advice and help create an action plan to address the issue. Counselling is offered for, but not limited to, the following: • Marital and family problems • Stress • Psychological disorders • Drug and alcohol problems • Bereavement • Lifestyle problems • Referral for Financial and legal problems If you wish to contact an EAP counsellor to discuss a personal situation you may be experiencing, you can do so 24 hours/day by calling (toll-free) 1-866-644-0326. All contact between you and your counsellor is completely confidential.


HIRES, RETIRES, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS

Welcome to the City! Congratulations on your transfers and Transportation & Environment Services promotions! • Matthew Clifford, Skilled Worker • Lee McGill, Skilled Worker • Donnie O’Donnell, Skilled Worker • Bernard Williams, Skilled Worker • Joshua Shannon, Skilled Worker • S. Michael Stone, Skilled Worker • Jessie Blanchard, Skilled Worker • Danny Goguen, Skilled Worker

(May 2012 – November 14, 2013)

Growth & Community Development Services • Stacey Forfar was promoted to Deputy Commissioner, Growth & Community Development Services • Jacqueline Hamilton was transferred to Commissioner, Growth & Community Development Services

Saint John Water • Kyle Dorken, Instrumentation Technician • Michelle Wilson, Instrumentation Technician

Finance & Administrative Services • Lisa Michaud, Administrative Assistant 3 (Finance) • Julie Collins, Administrative Assistant 3 (Finance) • Jackie Coates, Finance Clerk 5 (Finance) • Scott Doyle, Journeyman T & T Mechanic (Fleet Management) • Robert Rodgers, Journeyman T & T Mechanic (Fleet Management)

Strategic Services • Neil Jacobsen, Commissioner, Strategic Services

Thank you for your years of service! • Charles Williams – 31 Years, Saint John Water • Benny McGraw – 28 Years, Transportation & Environment Services • Brian Whelton – 23 Years, Saint John Water • Heather Cameron – 18 Years, Growth & Community Development Services

Public Safety Services • Joseph M. Armstrong was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief (Fire Services ) • Barry Oickle was promoted to District Chief (Fire Services ) • John Carruthers promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Jeanne Beltrandi-Chown was promoted to Business Analyst 8 (Fire Services) • Robert Kaine was promoted to Fire Prevention Inspector (Fire Services) • Trevor Tompkins was promoted to Fire Prevention Inspector (Fire Services) • Dale Russell was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • Peter Collings was promoted to Captain of Training (Fire Services) • David Johnston was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • Christopher Tobias was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • John K. Leonard was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • John T. Marshall was promoted to Lieutenant of Training (Fire Services) • Christopher Tobias was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • Dennis Hebert was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • John O’Neill was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • Paul Stackhouse was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services)

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HIRES, RETIRES, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS Continued…

Congratulations on your transfers and promotions! (May 2012 – November 14, 2013) • Philip Lynch was promoted to Captain (Fire Services)

• Stephen Voutour was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services)

• Jeffrey Maguire was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services)

• Melissa M. Martin was promoted to 4th Class Fire Fighter (Fire Services)

• John M. Murray was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • Roy Byers was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Tony Gautreau was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • Stephen Green was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • Grant Murphy was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Peter Woodhouse was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • Steven Leaman was promoted to Qualified Captain (Fire Services) • Murray McCavour was promoted to Captain (Fire Services) • Brian Wilson was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Kip Day was promoted to Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Paul Clifford was promoted to Fire Prevention Inspector (Fire Services) • Kevin Comeau was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Geoffrey Ferguson was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • T. Jason Foley was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Mark Higgins was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Peter O. Lavigne was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • George Morrow was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Douglas Trentowsky was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services) • Joseph Vautour was promoted to Qualified Lieutenant (Fire Services)

Transportation & Environment Services • Danielle Mackin was promoted to Administrative Assistant 4 (Customer Service) • James Bowland was promoted to Customer Service Specialist (Customer Service) • Mark Speight was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Robert Stewart was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Daniel Grant was promoted to Sub Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Michael Holditch was promoted to Sub Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Kenneth McCarthy was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Thomas McGrath was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • David O’Brien was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Stephen Kelly was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Robert Melanson was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Nazif Suljic was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Arthur Vautour was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Ronald Conley was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Kyle Hetherington was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Chris Bacon was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • Steven Gould was promoted to Sub-Foreman (Transportation & Public Works)

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HIRES, RETIRES, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS Continued…

Congratulations on your transfers and promotions! (May 2012 – November 14, 2013) • Timothy MacKenzie was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Joseph Robertson was promoted to Streets & Traffic Equipment Operator (Transportation & Public Works) • Rodney Skerry was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • R. Nelson Thorne was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works) • Mark Chisholm was promoted to Foreman (Transportation & Public Works) • John Harding was promoted to Transportation System Specialist (Transportation & Public Works)

Saint John Water • Kevin Fudge was promoted to Deputy Commissioner (Saint John Water) • Jason Morrell was promoted to Skilled Worker (Water Treatment) • Edward Crowley was promoted to Designated Operator (Water Treatment) • Joey St. Coeur was promoted to Designated Operator (Water Treatment) • Kevin Ayles was promoted to Designated Operator (Water Treatment) • Rodrigue Comeau was promoted to Certified Operator (Water Treatment)

• David Alchorn was promoted to Foreman (Transportation & Public Works)

• Scott Mason was promoted to Designated Operator (Wastewater Treatment)

• Donald Leblanc was promoted to SubForeman (Transportation & Public Works)

• Adam Newman was promoted to Designated Operator (Wastewater Treatment)

• Mark Rice was promoted to Skilled Worker (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Robert Ringuette was promoted to Designated Operator (Wastewater Treatment)

• Tiffany Porter was promoted to Administrative Assistant 4 (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Randy Benson was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Winona Tilley was promoted to Administrative Assistant 4 (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Harold Eatmon was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems) • Carl Kemp was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Mark Rice was promoted to Skilled Worker (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Brian Marr was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Christopher Gaudet was promoted to Sub Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Mark McKenzie was promoted to Certified Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Jon Gould was promoted to Sub Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces)

• J. Daniel Stone was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Thomas Guthrie was promoted to Sub Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Randy Benson was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Mike Lacroix was promoted to Sub Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Christopher Johnson was promoted to Skilled Worker (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Gordon Thomas was promoted to Parks Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Vance London was promoted to Designated Operator (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Joe MacDonald was promoted to Skilled Worker (Parks & Public Spaces)

• Beatty Kierstead was promoted to Skilled Worker (Water & Sanitary Systems)

• Allan Frigault was promoted to Sub Foreman (Parks & Public Spaces) • James Blagden was promoted to Skilled Worker (Parks & Public Spaces)

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HIRES, RETIRES, PROMOTIONS AND TRANSFERS Continued…

Congratulations on your transfers and promotions! (May 2012 – November 14, 2013)

Finance & Administrative Services

• Sean Hannah was promoted to Sub Foreman Welder/Auto Body (Fleet Management)

• Aaron Mitchell was promoted to Finance Clerk 4 (Finance)

• Jeffrey McSorley was promoted to Journeyman Welder (Fleet Management)

• Brittany Doyle was promoted to Administrative Assistant 5 (Finance)

• Cynthia Calvin was promoted to Manager (Materials Management)

• Kathy Belanger was transferred to Administrative Assistant 4 (Finance)

• Robert Wilson was promoted to Sub Foreman Stock Keeper (Materials Management)

• Beverley Powell was promoted to Administrative Assistant 3 (Finance)

• Gary Sabean was promoted to Sub Foreman Stock Keeper (Materials Management)

• Kelly McIntyre was promoted to Accounting Supervisor (Finance)

• Lawrence Beyea was promoted to Skilled Worker: Stores (Materials Management)

• Melissa D. Martin was promoted to Finance Clerk 5 (Finance) • Debra Beddow was promoted to Payroll Administrator 8 (Finance)

Strategic Services • Stephanie Walsh was promoted to Senior Manager (Human Resources)

• Kevin Zed was promoted to Sub Foreman Building Maintenance (Facilities Management)

• Katherine Lockhart was promoted to Human Resource Officer (Human Resources)

• Joseph Barry was promoted to Carpentry Foreman (Facilities Management) • Kevin F. Kincade was promoted to Sub Foreman Carpentry (Facilities Management)

Common Clerk’s Office • Jonathan Taylor was promoted to Common Clerk

• Andrew M. Sullivan was promoted to Journeyman Carpenter (Facilities Management) • Mark Garnett was promoted to Sub Foreman Carpentry (Facilities Management) • Thomas Cusack was promoted to Mechanical Foreman (Fleet Management) • Todd Hovey was promoted to Sub Foreman Journeyman Fleet Trades (Fleet Management) • Daniel McNeill was promoted to Sub Foreman Journeyman Fleet Trades (Fleet Management) • Chris Patterson was promoted to Sub Foreman Journeyman Fleet Trades (Fleet Management) • Mark Ferguson was promoted to Sub Foreman Journeyman Fleet Trades (Fleet Management) • James R. Thibodeau was promoted to Foreman: Working Welding/Auto body (Fleet Management) • Donald Walker was promoted to Sub Foreman Welder/Auto Body (Fleet Management)

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