Even before her career as a municipal politician, Emily has been working hard to improve people's lives in our community. Below are some of the positions she has held over the years.
Volunteer Commitments Kings County Doctor Recruitment and Retention (2018-present) Engage NS Board Member (2017 - present) Stage Prophets Theatre Company (2019 - 2020) Grand View Manor Continuing Care Community (Vice-Chair, Past Secretary, 2016 - present) Quality and Risk Management Committee, Grand View Manor (2019-present) Western Kings Memorial Health Society Planning and Development Committee (2017 - present) Berwick and District Nursery School Parent Executive (2018-2020) South Berwick Women's Institute (2016-present) Alexander Society for Inclusive Arts
Municipal Appointments President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (current, term ending Nov 2021) Director on Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board (current) New Minas Secondary Planning Advisory Working Group (2020 - present) Budget and Finance Committee (Vice-Chair, 2016 - 2020, current member) Fire Services Advisory Committee (2017 - present) Annapolis Valley Library Board (2020 - present) Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition (2020 - present) Landscape of Grand Pre Incorporated UNESCO Site (2018 - present) NSFM-DTIR Joint Roads Committee (2019-present) Municipal Indicators Committee, Financial Condition Index Sub Committee (NSFM Representative, 2018 - present) Joint Police Service and Community Advisory Committee (NSFM Representative, 2017 - present)
Past Appointments Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Board Member, Vice President (2019-2020) Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Board Member, Rural Representative (2017 - 2019) Parental Accommodations Committee, recommending provincial legislation change (Chair, 2017-2018) Kentville Joint Fire Service Agreement (2016-2017) Planning Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair, 2016-2018) Lake Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee (Chair 2016 - 2020) Diversity Kings County (Chair 2016 - 2020) Valley Regional Enterprise Network Liaison Oversight Committee (2018 - 2020) Finance and Audit Committee, Grand View Manor (2019 - present) Experience as a Speaker/Moderator Acadia University Alumni Virtual Event Series: Municipal Government and Women in Government Panelist (March 2021) Moderator, Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership Race Final Debate (January 2021) Panelist, Your Decision "What's it Like to be an Elected Official" (August 2020) Panelist , Equal Voice Nova Scotia "Getting to the Gate" (June 2020) Panelist, Municipal Panel at NSNDP Annual Convention (June 2018) Panelist, "Politics and Parenthood", Acadia University (January 2018) Participant, Stepping Up: Truth and Reconciliation for Non-Indigenous People (October 2017) Delivered Commencement Address at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB (September 2017) Panelist, "Women in Government" at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (August 2017)