Mayor & Council

Serving the needs of residents, visitors and businesses since 1762

The Council and staff of the Town of Sackville are dedicated to fostering social, cultural, environmental and economic development in our community. We are committed to providing high-quality service, and aim to maintain and enhance the high quality of life we enjoy in our town.

The Town government operates under the New Brunswick Municipalities Act, and holds public meetings twice a month. The Mayor and eight councillors are elected for a four-year term.

If you would like to speak with The Mayor or a Town Councillor, you may contact Town Hall at (506) 364-4930 or email, using the addresses below. Sackville Town Hall is located at 31C Main Street, 2nd Floor and is open to the public from Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Town Council June 2021 to May 2025

Shawn Mesheau, Mayor (He/Him)

s.mesheau@sackville.com

Shawn Mesheau was born and raised in Sackville. He is married to Angela (Johnson) and a proud father to son Luke and daughter-in-law Emily.

Mayor Mesheau is an Alumni of Tantramar Regional Highschool and the New Brunswick Community College.  He previously worked at Blugenics Innovations, Gordon Food Service, Moneris and Atlantic Wholesalers and is currently employed at Rose’s Independent Grocery.

Mayor Mesheau is a volunteer with NBCC, serving as an Alumni Ambassador and on the Alumni Recognition Award Selection Committee. Other volunteer positions have included the Tantramar Titans Forever Alumni Group, Sackville NB Citizens Advisory Committee on Policing, Sackville Volunteer Fire Department, and the Sackville Kinsmen Club, to name a few.  In his spare time, he enjoys following hockey (Go Bruins!), NASCAR, building LEGO sets and is a member of the Sackville Legion.

Mayor Mesheau has served 12 years on Council and this is his first term as Mayor. Public office runs in the Mesheau family, with both the Mayor’s father and brother previously serving on Council.

Andrew Black (he/Him)

a.black@sackville.com

Andrew Black was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia. His family moved to Alberta in the 70’s and made their way back east to Sackville in 1985. After graduating from Mount Allison University in 1997, Andrew lived in the United States and Toronto with his now wife Kathy. They moved back to Sackville 14 years ago to start a family and are proud parents to three children (Phaedra, Roman and Margot).

Councillor Black co-owned and operated local businesses Mr. Movie and Black Bowser Comics, worked as the Retail Manager for Jean Coutu Pharmacy, and is currently employed as a Shipping, Logistics and Procurement Coordinator with Blugenic Innovations (Karen Phytoplankton).

Councillor Black sits on the Board for Main Street Redevelopment and has also served on the Boards for Playschool Inc., and the Tantramar Family Resource. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, and running.

Councillor Black has served 5 years on Council and is returning for his second term.

Allison Butcher (She/Her)

a.butcher@sackville.com

Allison Butcher was born and raised in Sackville. As a young adult, she moved away and lived in Ottawa. She returned to Sackville in 1998 and married her husband Andy (who she has known since elementary school!). They are proud parents to two daughters (Norah and Erika).

Councillor Butcher is an Early Childhood Educator and received her diploma from the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College. She is currently employed as the Director of Sackville Playschool Inc, a designated early learning centre here in Sackville.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time near the ocean in Cape Spear where her family owns property.

Councillor Butcher has served 5 years on Council and is returning for her second term.

Sabine Dietz (She/Her)

s.dietz@sackville.com

Sabine Dietz moved to Sackville in 2005 with her husband Roland. They are proud parents to two daughters (Mira and Lena).

Councillor Dietz is currently employed as Executive Director of Climatlantic, the new Atlantic Hub for Climate Services.

Councillor Dietz is very involved with local climate change action and sits on the Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change and the Nature Canada Board. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her hobby farm with two goats (Birch and Bee), chickens, a dog and garden. She is an avid trail user, biking, skiing, or walking all around Sackville.

This is Councillor Dietz’s first term on Sackville’s Town Council.

Matt Estabrooks (He/Him)

m.estabrooks@sackville.com

Matt Estabrooks is a lifelong Sackville resident. He and his wife Chrissy are proud parents to three children (Alexa, Sophia, and Matthew Blair).

Councillor Estabrooks is a Red Seal Carpenter and a Red Seal Motorcycle Mechanic; he also holds a Certificate in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick.  His employment history includes working as a Carpentry Instructor with NBCC Moncton and he is currently employed as the Manager of Building Maintenance and Fleet at Mount Allison University, where he is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all campus buildings, exterior infrastructure, and fleet vehicles.

Councillor Estabrooks has always been very active as a volunteer in the community, participating with Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Sackville Minor Hockey, Sackville Minor Baseball and with the Sackville Golf Club.  Hobbies include staying active by playing hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.

This is Councillor Estabrooks’ first term on Sackville’s Town Council.

Bill Evans (He/Him)

b.evans@sackville.com

Bill Evans is from an old Sackville family that can trace its origins in Town back to 1772. However, he is one of the few family members not born here. He grew up in Shawinigan, Quebec where his mother met his father while teaching there. Councillor Evans returned to Sackville in 1967 to attend Mount Allison University where he met his wife, Heather. They are proud parents to three children (Emily, David, and Molly) and grandparents to two grandchildren (Amelia and Felix).

Councilor Evans graduated from Mount Allison University in 1972. In 1974 he joined the staff and worked in various positions including his last 25 years in Computing Services, retiring in 2012. He was President of the Mount Allison Staff Association for twelve years and currently serves as the Alumni Association Representative on the University’s Senate.

Councillor Evans has served for sixteen years on the board of the Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation and is currently a Director of the Sackville Rotary Club, a member of the Tantramar Community Taskforce, and a volunteer at the Food Bank. In his spare time, he enjoys playing badminton, reading, and walking (he and Heather have walked every trail and path in Sackville).

Councillor Evans has served 9 years on Council and is returning for his third term.

Ken Hicks  (He/Him)

k.hicks@sackville.com

Ken Hicks has lived in Sackville for most of his life. He and his wife Meghan are proud parents to two sons (Graeson and Blake).

Councillor Hicks has worked for the Government of Nova Scotia for the past 19 years. Previous positions have included Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff and he is currently employed as a Motor Vehicle Officer.

Councillor Hicks is an active member of the Nova Scotia Government Employees union and has served on various Policy and Procedures Committees throughout his career. In his spare time, he is very involved in local sports, volunteering with minor hockey and baseball.

This is Councilor Hicks’ first term on Sackville’s Town Council.

Bruce Phinney (He/Him)

b.phinney@sackville.com

Bruce I. Phinney was born in Sackville, New Brunswick. As a child in a military family, he lived in Nova Scotia and Germany for 3 years before landing back in New Brunswick in 1962 in Oromocto, where he spent most of his younger life growing up with his two younger sisters. Councillor Phinney then returned to Sackville in 1977, where he started his lifelong career (42.5 years) with Mount Allison University in Facilities Management.

During this time, Councillor Phinney attained a Sales Representative and Marketing certificate, and he is currently on his 4th year at Mount Allison University, working towards his Commerce Degree.

For the past 7 years he has been an active member of the Middle Sackville Baptist Church. Councillor Phinney’s pastimes include road tripping around the Maritimes, watching Sidney Crosby play hockey, and talking to people.

Mike Tower (He/Him)

m.tower@sackville.com

Mike Tower is a lifelong resident of Sackville. He is a proud father to two children and grandfather to four young grandchildren.

Councillor Tower recently retired from NB Liquor, where he worked for 47 years as Manager for the local store.

In his spare time, he and his wife Lynn enjoy visiting with family and friends, taking road trips, friendly rounds of golf, puttering around the yard, and sitting out on the back deck with a single malt and cigar.

Councillor Tower has served 13 years on Council and is returning for his fourth term.