|Warden and Councillors|
Deputy Warden John Cunningham has been serving District 1 since November 2008 and currently serves on the following Municipal committees: Joint EMO Executive Committee, Yarmouth Recreation, is Chair of YASTA, Vice Chair of the Yarmouth County Joint Police Advisory Committee, Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee, By-Law and Policy Review Committee, Fence Arbitration Committee, Blue Green Algae Joint Committee, District Planning Committee and volunteers to serve on boards Committees/Boards/Authorities.
John grew up on a dairy farm in Chebogue and has lived in the Municipality of Yarmouth all his life. He has worked for Tusket Ford for the past 21 years and is a Ford Master Technician. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 14 years and have one son, Alex. They live in the Carleton area, and own Carleton County Outfitters. They have bred registered Dalmatians and received Canadian breeder of the year in 2001 for the most champion Dalmatians in dog shows across Canada.
He has been involved in many sports including minor hockey, car racing, hunting and water sports. He enjoys riding ATV’s and is an avid motorcyclist. When involved in the local Sea Cadet Corps for 8 years, he became a Commissioned Officer and taught sailing for the Canadian Yachting Association. John is actively involved as a volunteer fireman with the Carleton Fire Department and offers his time for various fundraisers.
Councillor Gerard LeBlanc was born and raised in Wedgeport and married Diane (Cann) in 1972. They have two adult children and two grandchildren living in the area. They have been living in South Ohio for 38 years. Councillor LeBlanc has been involved with the South Ohio Community Center as a board member for the past three years and was also a board member of the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament Committee for five years.
Gerard has owned his own businesses in the past both in barbering and marine brokerage and was also a school bus driver for the Tri County Regional School Board for 17 years. His favorite past time is playing music and has been involved in this activity for the past 50 years.
Gerard serves on the following Municipal committees: By-Law and Policy Review Committee, Waterfront Development Corporation, Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission, Tidal View Manor/Harbour Side Lodge, Yarmouth International Airport, Yarmouth Recreation, Fence Arbitration Committee, Joint Heritage Advisory Committee, Signs Committee, and Transportation Committee.
Councillor LeBlanc is now retired and indicates this will allow him ample time to devote himself to the needs of the community. He indicates he is looking forward to serving his district as Municipal Councillor to the best of his ability, and will be available to his constituents either in person, by phone or e-mail, as required.
Councillor Patti Durkee grew up in Yarmouth, NS. She is the daughter of Hubert and Belle Lynch, Hubert Lynch being a former Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Town of Yarmouth. After graduating from YCMHS, Patti attended Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent Universities achieving a Bachelor of Science with honours in Psychology followed by a Bachelor of Education. She taught elementary school for 26 years in Toronto, returning to Yarmouth County in 2014. Patti owns Hubert and Belle's Art and Décor in Port Maitland.
Since Patti owns a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, she joined the Roaring 20's Antique Auto Club and is actively involved in the organization of the annual Yarmouth Car Show. She is past-president of the Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society and remains on the board as a director. She is also on the organizing committee of the Class of 1977 Reunion. Patti currently serves on the following Municipal Committees: Planning and Advisory Committee, Waterfront Development Committee, Heritage Advisory Board, Western Counties Regional Library Board and the By-law and Policy Review Committee. She is also sitting on the Town Mayor's Task Force.
Patti is married to Tom Durkee and has two daughters, Haley and Jillian. She also has two dogs, Watson and Pippin. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, chatting about municipal politics, cruising in her classic car, reading, drawing and painting, interior decorating, running her business, swimming and spending time at her cottage.
Patti is very committed to supporting her community as a councillor. She is very dedicated to her job and intends to work hard to have a positive impact in the Municipality of Yarmouth.
Councillor Trevor Cunningham has represented District 5 since November 2008. He serves on the following Municipal Committees: By-Law and Policy Review Committee, Yarmouth Recreation, Western Counties Regional Library, Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission, Audit Committee, Fence Arbitration Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Joint EMO Executive Committee, and the Public Relations Committee.
Councillor Loren Cushing is in his first term of representing the residents of District 6. He currently sits on the Yarmouth Recreation Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission, Friends of the Yarmouth Light, Yarmouth County Solid Waste Park Authority, By-Law and Policy Review Committee, District Planning Committee, Fence Arbitration Committee and the Waterfront Development Corporation.
Loren 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 in Municipal Government. In 2009 he took a two year course at Nova Scotia Community College and achieved a Diploma in Business Management. He then began a project and property management business which he still operates today.
Loren was a volunteer for 35 plus years in various organizations which mainly focused on working with youth. He is presently involved with the Pembroke Community Hall, the Knights of Columbus and his church.
Loren also enjoys playing the guitar and golfing but the most important part of his life is his family. He and his wife Linda have three children, four grandchildren and are expecting another grandchild in July 2017.
Loren looks forward to expressing the needs of the residents in District 6 and the betterment of the Municipal of Yarmouth.
Warden Leland Anthony has represented District 7 since October 1994. He serves on the following Municipal committees: Planning Advisory Committee, By-Law and Policy Review Committee, Joint EMO Executive Committee, Yarmouth International Airport Corporation, Yarmouth County Solid Waste Park Authority, Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission, Signs Committee, Regional Solid Waste Authority and Doctor Search Committee/Joint Health and Human Resources.
Leland succeeded his father, Bob Anthony, as Councillor for this district. He has been a partner in the family-owned business, H.V. Anthony Greenhouses Ltd. since 1972, in which he manages the Massey-Ferguson Dealership and the greenhouses. He is a past president of the Yarmouth Agricultural Society and the Yarmouth Regional Business Corporation. He is married with three sons.