Accessibility Tools

Mayor Bill Mills

Mayor Bill Mills

Year elected to Council: 1987

Year elected to Mayor: 1997

T: 902-895-3598
C: 902-956-1401
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill Mills has been the Mayor of Truro for 23 years. He resides in Truro with his wife of 40 years, Phyllis. Together they have seven children, 5 girls and 2 boys, along with several grandchildren. Bill was employed in the Broadcasting Industry as Staff Announcer at CKDH Amherst for seven years. He moved to CKCL/CKTO/Cat Country Big Dog to finish his Broadcasting Career in Sales and Marketing after 24 years of Service in 2004. Currently employed part-time at MBW Courier Truro on behalf of the Northern Region Health Authority.

Bill has served on almost every Committee in the Town, including Chair of the Truro Police Board, and the Chair of the Building Committees for the Library, Fire Station, Town Hall, and Public Works Building. Bill was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal as nominated by his peers, in February 2013, from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Honour of the contributions made to our Community and to all of Canada.

Councillor Alison Graham

Councillor Alison Graham

Ward 1

Year elected to Council: 2020

T: 902-324-8924
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alison Graham was appointed to Councillor in Ward 1 in the October 2020 Municipal election. She has been living in Ward 1 for more than 15 years, where she raised her two children.

She volunteered with organizations in our community, such as Third Place Transition House, École acadienne de Truro, Maggie’s Place, the United Way of Colchester, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Councillor and Deputy Mayor Wayne Talbot

Councillor Wayne Talbot

Ward 1

Year elected to Council: 2016

T: 902-956-1407
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wayne Talbot was appointed to Councillor in Ward 1 in the October 2016 Municipal election. He graduated from Colchester County Academy in 1967 and then attended Dalhousie University where he played varsity football, basketball and track & field. Wayne graduated from Dalhousie in 1971 with a degree in sociology. He was employed with the New York Life Insurance Company for two years and then spent 1.5 years working in community development with the Black United Front of Nova Scotia, before accepting a position with the Federal government as an Employment Counsellor in 1974. Wayne retired as the Director, In-person Services for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in 2008 after 33.5 years of service. After retiring, he accepted a position as Project Coordinator for the African Nova Scotian Employability Table. Wayne is married to his wife, Amanda, and they have three grown children. He is an avid golfer, reader and community activist. Wayne has an extensive record of serving the community in a volunteer capacity on a number of boards.

Councillor Jim Flemming

Councillor Jim Flemming

Ward 2

Year elected to Council: 2020

T: 902-324-8921
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Flemming has been a resident of the Town of Truro since 1966. He became a member of the Truro Police Service in 1981 and served for 39 years (retired in June 2020). He has been married to his wife, Christine, for 39 wonderful years. Together they have three children and five grandchildren.

He possesses extensive volunteer experience with numerous organizations. Jim is currently the Furniture Program Director for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Councillor Bill Thomas

Councillor Bill Thomas

Ward 2

Year elected to Council: 2020

T: 902-324-8926
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill and his wife Jean have lived on King Street in Truro for 37 years, where they raised 5 children. Bill retired as Director of the Field Services Division at Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. in August 2017. Bill is a Certified Crop Advisor, a Certified Nutrient Management Planner, a long-standing member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology and Agrology Institute of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy. He has served on several provincial, regional and national committees concerning production and policy issues. Since leaving Perennia, Bill has taught at Dalhousie University, where he is an adjunct professor, worked on a project for the Cumberland Business Connector and helped to develop a booklet of Best Management Practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s forage and grassland production systems. In recognition of his work, Bill received the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association national “Leader Award” in 2017. In 2018, Bill received an Honourary Member Award from the Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia. Over the years, Bill has coached minor baseball, was on the executive of a local scout troop, served as a church elder and helped manage the annual “Christmas at the Creamery” event.

Councillor Cathy Hinton

Deputy Mayor & Councillor Cathy Hinton

Ward 3

Year elected to Council: 2016

T: 902-956-1406
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathy was elected as Councillor for Ward 3 in 2016. Born and raised in Truro, she attended Cobequid Educational Centre and Mount Saint Vincent University. Cathy worked with the Government of Nova Scotia for over thirty-two years, with a diverse background in sport and recreation, cultural affairs, heritage, recreational facility development, natural resources, mediation and residential tenancy. She has always been an active volunteer and is a founding member of a non-profit association dealing with citizen concerns in the Ward where she resides. Cathy is a proud mother and grandmother who cares deeply about her community.

 

Councillor Ian McGrath

Ward 3

Year elected to Council: 2023

T: 902-324-8927
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ian was elected via acclamation as Councillor for Ward 3 in 2023. Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Ian grew up with a strong sense of community. He’s lived across Canada and spent a year in Australia before settling in Nova Scotia in 2006. Ian has a strong volunteer background, having served on boards with Living Earth Council in Truro as Chair of the Active Transportation Committee and Vice Chair of Run Nova Scotia. He's also volunteered with McIntosh Run Watershed Association, The Railyard, and spent four years as a youth track & field club assistant coach. His 25-year career in Information Technology started as a programmer and transitioned to Project Management in 2013. He keeps active through cycling and walking and lives in the Ward with his partner Tammy, who is also involved in the community.

Ward Map

 WardMap 2020