Mayor Bill Mills
Bill Mills has been the Mayor of Truro for almost 20 years. He resides in Truro with his wife of 36 years, Phyllis. Together they have seven children and five grandchildren. Bill was employed in the broadcasting industry as a staff announcer for seven years at CKDH and later in sales and marketing for 23 years at the former Radio Atlantic CKCL/CKTO in Truro. He is currently employed in Commercial Print Sales with Colchester Print. He has served on almost every committee in the Town, including Chair of the Truro Police Board and Chair of the building committees for the new library, fire station, public works building and the renovated Town Hall. Bill was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, 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. Bill currently sits on the Audit Committee, RECC Operating Board and Tourism Committee.
Deputy Mayor Cheryl Fritz
Cheryl Fritz has been a Councillor in Ward 1 for four years. In January 2016, she was elected Deputy Mayor for the 2016 year. Cheryl has been very involved in the community for over 23 years, and has participated in many volunteer activities, boards and committees. She currently sits on the Art Collection Committee, Downtown Revitalization Committee, Diversity Advisory Committee, Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee, Town Planning Advisory Committee, the Truro Industrial Development Society, and the Truro Police Board. Cheryl chairs a number of these Town committees, and is also a member of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Wellness Committee and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Joint Police Services and Community Safety Advisory Committee.
Councillor Wayne Talbot
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 Brian Kinsman
Brian Kinsman has been a Councillor in Ward 2 for 22 years. He was born and raised in Truro, and he and his wife Jane raised their four children here. Brian is also a proud grandfather to one. His educational background includes graduating high school from CEC, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, with Honours, from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters in Resource Management from the University of Waterloo. Brian has worked as a Senior Planner with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division since 1983. He currently sits on the Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee, Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee and Library Construction Committee.
Councillor Tom Chisholm
Tom Chisholm has been a Councillor in Ward 2 for four years. His educational background includes a combined Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Math/Physics from Acadia University and STFX. Tom currently sits on the Audit Committee, Downtown Revitalization Committee, Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, Town Planning Advisory Committee, Library Construction Committee, Truro Industrial Development Society, Tree Committee and Truro Police Board, as well as the Colchester Regional Economic Development Committee and the Northern Regional Waste Management Committee.
Councillor Daniel H. Joseph
Danny Joseph has been a Councillor in Ward 3 for four years. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Acadia University, as well as various professional program certificates. Danny’s professional background is an educator and he spent time as a supervisor for the Department of Community Services. He currently sits on the Downtown Revitalization Committee, Diversity Advisory Committee, Library Construction Committee, Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee, the RECC Operating Board, and Tourism Committee.
Councillor Cathy Hinton
Cathy was appointed to Councillor in Ward 3 in the October 2016 Municipal election. She was born and raised in Truro and has lived in Ward 3 for her entire life. After graduating from CEC, she attended Mount Saint Vincent University. Cathy has worked for the Provincial government for 32 years, with a diverse background in cultural affairs, recreational facility development, mediation and landlord and residential tenancy issues. She has been an active community volunteer her entire life. Cathy is a mother and grandmother.