Eileen Davage has joined the ‘A’ team as a culture, events and marketing co-ordinator.
The native of Southampton, N.S., will work in collaboration with Jennifer Bickerton, also a culture, events and marketing co-ordinator, to plan, organize, supervise and co-ordinate cultural and marketing activities and initiatives for the town.
“Eileen comes to us with a great deal of marketing and planning experience,” CAO Greg Herrett said. “She will play a key role in developing, planning and marketing events that show residents and visitors alike that Amherst is a great place to live, work and play.
Amherst deputy town clerk helps NSCC students prepare for the real world
For the past two decades Natalie LeBlanc has returned to the Nova Scotia Community College each year with one goal in mind – helping the next generation succeed.
“If it wasn’t for the Nova Scotia Community College, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” LeBlanc, the Town of Amherst’s deputy clerk and a NSCC graduate, said on Dec. 4, prior to participating in some mock job interviews with the current crop of business administration students attending the Cumberland Campus.
“I enjoy participating because I have a desire to give back to the college that helped me so much. I also like participating because I’m helping the next generation coming up. I want them to know what the real world is like.”
An Amherst Area Heritage Trust event that will help preserve, promote and protect Amherst’s historic built heritage has received a $1,485 boost from the Town of Amherst.
“We’re very proud to present this Community Support Grant to the trust,” Mayor David Kogon said as he presented the cheque to trust representatives Leslie Childs and Denise Allan on Dec. 3.
“The town council and I urge people to support this new event that is bringing much needed attention to our historic homes and buildings. The council certainly supports the efforts of the Amherst Area Heritage Trust as it works to preserve our town’s history.”
Amherst town council approved the first reading of a proposed development agreement for 2 Abbott St. during their Nov. 25, 2019, council session.
The proposed agreement will allow the property owner to locate a detached dwelling on the property.
Before the development agreement can come into effect, a public hearing on the matter must be held and council must give it a second reading. The public hearing is scheduled for Jan 20, 2020.