Tantramar Names New Director of Financial Services (Treasurer)

News Release

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2023

Tantramar Names New Director of Financial Services (Treasurer)

SACKVILLE, NB – At a Special Meeting of Council held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023, Council appointed Michael Beal as the Director of Financial Services (Treasurer) for the Municipality of Tantramar, effective immediately.

Beal held the position of Treasurer for the former Town of Sackville since 1999, and will reach his 30 years of service milestone in local government this year.Β  Beal has a proven track record in public-sector finance.Β  His leadership and financial management led to the fiscal health of the former Town of Sackville and will be relied upon during this transitional period and ongoing harmonization of services for Tantramar.

β€œI am very pleased with the recent appointment of Michael Beal, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role,” said CAO Jennifer Borne β€œMr. Beal is a valued member of the senior management team and is known throughout municipalities in our province for being a municipal leader in public sector finance.”

Under the new organizational structure for Tantramar that was announced in December 2022, Beal was originally assigned the position of Director of Corporate Compliance.Β  Further details about the realignment of duties will be forthcoming and will be presented to staff and council over the next month.

With this appointment, Beal becomes the first Director of Financial Services (Treasurer) for Tantramar, a new entity that was formed after the provincially-led local governance reform mandates which were announced in November 2021. Β This involved the amalgamation of the two former governments of the Town of Sackville, and the Village of Dorchester combined with three former Local Service Districts (Sackville, Dorchester, and Point de Bute). Pursuant to the Local Governance Act Section 71(1) the Council of every local government is required to appoint a treasurer.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Borne, CAO
Municipality of Tantramar
(506) 364-4930
j.borne@sackville.com