Town Council

Eric Boyd

Deputy Mayor
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Bruce Payne

Councillor
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Mark Pilgrim

Councillor
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Niketa Rose

Councillor
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Darl Scott

Councillor
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The Town of St. Anthony was incorporated in 1945 as a small fishing town and has since grown to a population of 2,500 people.

The population of St. Anthony peaked in 1992 at which time we had seen the collapse of the cod fishery. It has since remained constant. The lack of decline can be attributed to the hard work of local citizens who stepped forward and became municipal politicians in the running of our Town.

A Term of Office is for four (4) years and bi-elections are held for the remainder of a term for any vacant seat. The Mayor is elected by the town’s people and the Deputy Mayor is elected by Council members at the first meeting of the new Council. The Mayor and Town Manager sit on all meetings of Council and committees.

The Town of St. Anthony welcomes your comments and views. You may contact our business office Monday thru Friday (8:30 – 4:30).

The first Municipal council was formed in 1945 and has since seen 192 people serve on various Councils. Here is a list of all elected officials (including by-elections) since the incorporation of St. Anthony in 1945.

1945 – 1947

Israel Pomeroy (Chairman)  
Malcolm Penney (Chairman)
James Tucker (Secretary)
William Carpenter
Joseph Ollerhead
Ron Smith
Seaton Strangemore
William Carpenter
Malcolm Penney
John Newell
Chesley Patey
Edgar McNeil

1948 – 1950

Malcolm Penney (Chairman)
James Tucker (Secretary)
Joseph Ollerhead (Vice Chairman)
John Newell
William Carpenter
Chesley Patey
Edgar McNeil
Esau Fennimore
George Sulley
Edward Andrews
Elihu Strangemore
Ernest Sansford

1952 – 1954

Malcolm Penney (Chairman)
Edgar McNeil (Vice Chairman)
A.C. Bradbury
Raymond Squires
George Hollett
Sam Keats
Joseph Patey
George Sulley
Uriah Patey
George Hollett
John Burt
William Richards
Ernest Sansford
Elsie Rowsell (Town Clerk)

1957 – 1959 (By-Election)

Edgar McNeil (Chairman)
Gordon Smith
Joseph Ollerhead (Vice Chairman)
Garland Decker
John Burt
Seaton Strangemore
Charles Budgell
Malcolm Penney
Uriah Patey
Albert Styles
Willie P. Simms
Melvin McNeil (Town Clerk)

1961 – 1964 (By-Election)

George Nicoll (Mayor)
Tom Dunphy
Charles Budgell (Deputy Mayor)
Wesley Biles

1964 Appointments

Joseph Lawrence
Baxter Keats
Seaton Strangemore
Donald Pomeroy
Garland Decker
Benjamin Fennimore
Raymond Squires
John Newell
Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)

1964

Joseph Lawrence (Mayor)
Charles Budgell (Deputy Mayor)
Wesley Biles
Baxter Keats
Donald Pomeroy
Benjamin Fennimore
Tom Dunphy
Seaton Strangemore
Garland Decker
Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)

1965 – 1966 Appointments

Tom Dunphy (Mayor)
Joseph Lawrence
Seaton Strangemore (Mayor 1966)
Frederick Budgell
Stanley Hodge (1969 Bi-Election)
Roy Pilgrim
Lee Fennimore
Ross Carpenter
Russell Sulley
Charles Fennimore
Clayton Simms
Douglas Pilgrim
Walter Biles
Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)

1969 – 1971 (Bi-Election)

Raymond Squires (Mayor)
Donald Loder
Joseph Ollerhead (Deputy Mayor)
David Budgell
Uriah Patey
Donald Pomeroy
Gerald Penney
Charles Budgell
Douglas Pilgrim
Ross Rumbolt
Albert Shepard
Lester Patey (Town Clerk)

1973 – 1974 (Bi-Election)

Maxwell Smith (Mayor 1973)
Joseph Ollerhead
Dr. Howell Jones (Deputy Mayor 1973-1974)
Joseph Ollerhead (Mayor 1974)
Albert Sheppard (Deputy Mayor 1974-1976)
Uriah Patey
Andrew Parrill
Nina Walker
Gerald Whalen
Renard Patey
Karl Tucker

1976 (By-Election)

Wayne Noel
Carl Cull (Town Clerk)
Alonzo Bessey

1977 – 1979 (By-Election)

Boyd Noel (Mayor)
Winston Johnson
Ross Rumbolt (Deputy Mayor)
Renard Patey
Dr. Howell Jones
Charles Budgell
Thomas Green
Terry Simms
Lester Patey
Joseph Ollerhead
Donald Pomeroy
Betty Pilgrim (Town Clerk)

1981 – 1983 (By-Election)

Boyd Noel (Mayor)
Thomas Green
Winston Johnson (Deputy Mayor)
Joseph Ollerhead
Renard Patey
Wallace Budgell
Joseph Pilgrim
Gladys Kean
Watson Tucker
Maxwell Short
Betty Pilgrim (Town Clerk)

1985

Raymond Squires (Mayor)
John Budgell (Deputy Mayor)
Alonzo Bessey
Winston Johnson
Gerard Ward
Joseph Pilgrim
Herbert Stone
Agnes Patey
Renard Patey
Patrick Troy (Town Clerk)

1989 – 1993

Bernard Bromley (Mayor)
Boyd Noel (Mayor)
Don Loder (Deputy Mayor)
Donald McDonald (Deputy Mayor)
Alonzo Bessey
Ross Pilgrim
Herbert Stone
Dale Richards
Wesley Biles
Ernest Simms
Dwayne Cull
Madonna Chaulk
Agnes Patey
Terry Sansford
Edward Goudie
Dudley Johnson
Thomas Green
Alonzo Bessey
Brenda Rickets (Town Clerk)
Bride McGrath (Town Clerk)

1997

Robert Mesher (Mayor)
Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor)
Alonzo Bessey
Ralph Hedderson
Shanna Simmonds
Dwayne Cull
Renard Patey
Wallace Green (Town Clerk)

2001 – 2003 (By-Election)

Ernest Simms (Mayor)
Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor)
Ralph Hedderson
Glenda Noble
Dwayne Cull
Godfrey Mitchelmore
Arthur Kinsella
Wallace Green (Town Clerk)

2005

Boyd Noel (Mayor)
Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor)
Arthur Kinsella
Dave Rowbottom
Miles Hillier
Marilyn Walker
Darl Scott
Wallace Green (Town Clerk)

2009

Ernest Simms (Mayor)
Marilyn Walker (Deputy Mayor)
Darl Scott (Councillor)
Douglas Mills (Councillor)
Arthur Kinsella (Councillor)
Eric Boyd (Councillor)
Ralph Hedderson (Councillor)

2013

Ernest Simms (Mayor)
Darl Scott (Deputy Mayor)
Ralph Hedderson (Councillor)
Bruce Payne (Councillor)
Dwayne Cull (Councillor)
Eric Boyd (Councillor)
Marilyn Walker (Councillor)
Krista Howell (Councillor)
Desmond McDonald (Councillor)