Tamara Porter has been appointed as the acting business development officer for the Town of Amherst, effective Dec. 20.
Porter will be filling the position while Rebecca Taylor, the current business development officer, is off on medical leave. Taylor is anticipated to return to her duties in mid-February 2020.
The terms of reference for the Town of Amherst’s Advisory Committee on the Reduction of Poverty were approved by Amherst town council during its Dec. 16, 2019, council session.
The terms of reference outline the membership of the committee and identifies the chair, goals and anticipated outcomes for the group.
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.”