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Council Profiles

 Wabush Council 

Mayor Colin Vardy
Deputy Mayor Terry Curran 
Councillor Marvin Butler
Councillor Frankie Delahunty  
Councillor Jessie Tobin
Councillor Tim Pittman
Councillor Rick Burke

Mayor Colin Vardy

Councillor Vardy was born in Labrador City on October 4,1984. Colin was the youngest child of Clyde and Marion Vardy with only one sibling, Colette Vardy (Williams).

Colin got involved with the community at a young age.  His volunteer experience goes back as far as the age of 10, when Colin became the youngest licensed Ham Radio Operator in Canada.  Through the Ham Radio Club, Colin volunteered at various events such as the Regatta, Loppett, Run for the Hills, Legion Telethon and other such events. 

Colin graduated from Menihek High School in 2002 and decided to work for a few years while trying to decide his future.  After working various part time jobs, Colin decided to move to St. John's where he became a licensed Accident & Sickness Insurance Agent.

Upon his return to Labrador West, Colin was still uncertain of his future.  He learned quickly that a traditional education didn't work for him and he needed a more hands on approach. Colin decided to reopen a business he started in Youth Ventures. More than seven years later and with much support from family and friends, Colin still runs this successful business.

Colin spent many years involved with different local groups such as Labrador West Young People's Association, White Wolf Snowmobile Club and Cain's Quest. He was approached by Mayor Barron regarding a bi-election in 2011 and decided to run.
He served two and a half years as Councillor with the Town of Wabush, and during the 2013 municipal election - was elected as Mayor.

Deputy Mayor Terry Curran

Deputy Mayor Terry Curran was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.  Once he completed high school he studied civil engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.  Upon completion of his degree he went on to study Construction Management where he received his masters of civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Terry moved to Wabush in 1989 and has been a resident of Wabush since that time.
Terry's wife Kathy (Snow) was raised in Wabush and has lived in Wabush all of her life.  After receiving her teaching degree from Memorial University Kathy has taught at various schools in Labrador West.  Their children Evan and Mackenzie were both born in and are still residing in Wabush.

Terry has severed with several volunteer groups including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Labrador West, Knights of Columbus, Smokey Mountain Ski Club, Labrador West Rotary Club, and the Labrador West Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, Terry has served on the Wabush municipal council for 2 terms from 2001 to 2009.

Councillor Marvin Butler

Councillor Butler was born in St. John's and raised in Port Rexton, NL, middle child of Cyril and Dorothy Butler.  Marvin is married to Jennifer (Best) with two children, Matthew and Evan.

Marvin moved from Clarenville to Wabush in 2006. Since that time, he has been working with RMS, an officer of the Wabush Volunteer Fire Department and President of the Wabush Volunteer Fire Association.

Prior to moving to Wabush, Marvin studied Power Engineering at the College of the North Atlantic and spent eight (8) years working at Great Lake Ships.

Marvin spends his free time with his young family, enjoying hunting, fishing, hockey and golf.

Councillor Tim Pittman

Councillor Pittman was born in Labrador West and was raised in Wabush by his parents Nellie and James.  He is a middle child with two older sisters (Kimberly and Sandra) and one younger sister (Amy).  Tim is married to Margaret (Power) and has two children, Emily and Liam.

Tim spend a number of years in St. John's where he studied Industrial Engineering Technology.  Upon graduating, he moved to Ontario to find work and spent over five years with an automation company where he worked in a management role.

When an employment opportunity arose,  Tim returned to Wabush with his family.  He has worked in various fields since returning home; these roles were mainly within the mining industry with brief positions in management for municipal and provincial government.

Tim can often be found at the arena during the winter months watching his son play hockey or his daughter figure skate. In his free tiem he likes to golf, fish, travel, hang out with his family & friends and occasionally strums out a few tunes on his guitar.

Councillor Jessie Tobin
 
Councillor Tobin was born January 4, 1957 and raised on the south coast of Labrador in the small community of Charlottetown.  After living in different communities in Newfoundland and Labrador for a few years, she returned to Charlottetown in 1989 where she took on the role of Town Clerk, a position she held for over six years.
This position piqued her interest in community development and she made the decision to go back to college, graduating in 1997 with a diploma in Regional Economic Development - Community Studies from College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville
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In 1997, Jessie moved to Wabush and bought Labrador West Driving School in 1998, giving her an opportunity to interact with many community members.  In 2004, she left her business and joined H & H Enterprises in an administrative role.  In 2006, she took over as the office manager, where she is still employed.

Jessie was elected to the Wabush Town Council in May 2012 in a bi-election.  She was interested in the role as she loves being involved in the community and helping people.  She draws her inspiration from a quote by Henry Ford, which says "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

Jessie is looking forward to working with Wabush residents for a better community.



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