District 3 represents the Chester area and includes Chester and part of East Chester.
Brad Armstrong was born June 17, 1956 and has lived in Chester his entire life. Since 1980 he has been employed as a carpenter at Interhabs Limited in Hubbards. Brad lives with his partner, Sherry MacPherson, who is a Social Worker at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
Over the past seven years Brad has been to Council Chambers to discuss a number of important issues. In most cases he was successful in convincing Council to support recommendations and projects, such as the moratorium on uranium mining in Nova Scotia.
His conservation work has enabled him to work with government ministers and forest company managers, gaining a great deal from these experiences. In addition to working well with people, he has learned the importance of negotiation and compromise.
Brad believes we are all very fortunate to live in such a diverse municipal community and looks forward to the challenges of such an area with the added opportunity of new people and businesses coming to the area.
In 2001 Brad formed the Kaizer Meadow Brook Preservation Group in an effort to protect the forest around Kaizer Meadow and the Bog Lake area. Since 2003 Brad and a group of citizens have been managing Card Lake Park. In 2004 the Kaizer Meadow Brook Preservation Group was disbanded and Brad was asked to become Conservation Director for the Friends of Nature Conservation Society, and he still volunteers in that position today.
Brad is also an original member of the Chester Municipal Heritage Society and believes that heritage is very important to this Municipality, especially for tourism. He also feels that the Municipality’s history, as part of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, has always been an important part of who we are. He has spent many hours planting trees and restoring the wetland at Lordly Park, which is adjacent to the Lordly House, a heritage property in Chester.
Brad was elected Councillor in 2008, and since then has supported many initiatives, including a nurse practitioner in Chester, Community Wheels, dredging the Peninsula Canal and repairs to the bridge, funding for Zoe Valle Library, Chester Seaside Farmers' Market, wind project at Kaizer Meadow, By-Law Enforcement Officer and additional RCMP officer, Highway 3 Streetscape Plan, Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, and ongoing parking strategy for Chester. He has also assisted during the Back Harbour sewer line installation, Cove Garden drainage work, repairs to bridge on Hwy 3 near Hawboldt's, and the Comfort Station at Chester United Baptist Church.
PO Box 196
Chester, NS B0J 1J0