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Chair Kevin Kennedy



Commissioner Kennedy was elected to the Bible Hill Village Commission in June 2015.  He was re-elected as Village Commission Chair in June 2023. Kevin is also Chair of the Audit Committee, Municipal Boundaries Committee, By-law Committee, Personnel Committee, and is the Commission representative on the Village's Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee.

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Deputy Chair Donna Van Kroonenburg

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Deputy Chair Van Kroonenburg has lived in the Village of Bible Hill for most of her life.  She is married to Leo and has two daughters and one son.  Donna is a member of the Bible Hill Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary.  She was a Sparks, Brownie, and Pathfinder leader for the Village for many years.  She is also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she is a member of the Catholic Women's League.  She loves to golf in Debert on Wednesday nights during the season as well as loves spending time at Brule Beach.  She is currently employed with Colchester East Hants Health Authority.  "I have the best interests of the residents and families of this beautiful village when I am sitting at the Commission table". 

Donna was re-elected as Village Commission Deputy Chair in June 2023. Donna is Chair of the Transportation Services Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Recreation & Cultural Services Committee, Municipal Boundaries Committee, By-law Committee, and Personnel Committee.

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Commissioner Dwight Giddens

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Commissioner Giddens was elected to the Village of Bible Hill Commission in June 2023.

Commissioner Giddens' volunteer work started in 2006 and continues today. In the past 10 years he has been a volunteer behind the scenes at Scotia Pool and for the past 5 years he has been the chair of Scotia Pool Society. Navigating their way through the COVID crises and successfully dealing with the Municipality of the County of Colchester on funding initiatives, has given him the experience to work effectively in tough times and with an eye on improving the future. In 2021 he was presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award on behalf of the Village of Bible Hill for his volunteer work and you can expect the same dedication as a Commissioner.

In 1982 he started and grew R&D Performancenter, a performance-based business based in Lr. Onslow until the business was sold in 2006, but continued his career there until he retired in May 2022. From 2008-2012 he was the president of the Maritime League of Legends, a promotional group set up to grow motorsports in the Maritimes. The success in his business and behind the scenes in growing motorsports in the Maritimes, ultimately lead to his induction into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in November of 2022.

 Dwight is Chair of the Recreation & Cultural Services Committee and Deputy Chair of the Transportation Services Committee.

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Commissioner Knickolle Pitcher

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Commissioner Pitcher was elected to the Village of Bible Hill Commission in 2018. Originally from PEI, she completed her B.A. at St. F.X.U in Antigonish, and after working and traveling as far as Japan, she returned to Nova Scotia, settling in Bible Hill 16 years ago with her husband and two sons. In that time, she has seen many positive changes take place in the Village.

She has volunteered in the community with various sport and social groups, in local schools, and for non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Central Nova Women’s Center, and Maggie’s Place. She is currently working at Futureworx as a Career Development Instructor. A Yoga Therapist with a genuine interest in people, she is a certified facilitator for the reduction of stress and anxiety and has offered workshops and seminars on self-exploration and development.

She enjoys working with her fellow Commissioners and hearing from constituents while always striving to be an advocate for positive change and growth in the community. Knickolle is Chair of the Environmental Health Services Committee and Deputy Chair of Protective Services Committee.

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Commissioner        Tim Shea

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Commissioner Shea was elected to the Village of Bible Hill Commission in November, 2020. Born and raised in Halifax, Commissioner Shea moved to Truro Heights in 1998 and then to Bible Hill in 2004.  It was here where he and his wife of 22 years raised 3 wonderful sons.  Tim was an active participant in minor sports, helping in whatever capacity was needed and he was a consistent volunteer at East Court Rd. School, where his sons attended. Tim has enjoyed a twenty-year career in the Medical Equipment sales industry, currently representing a leading international company, and is now a real estate agent. Tim ran for the Office of Commissioner to give back to the community that has given so much to him. Tim is Chair of the Protective Services Committee, Deputy Chair of Environmental Health Services Committee, and Commission Representative on the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee.

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 Previous Elected Officials

Charter Members 1951-53

Blanchard C. Prescott Streetlight Commission  
Boyce H. Douglas Streetlight Commission  
Thompson W. Harold Streetlight Commission  

Officers and Commissioners of the Village



Blanchard C. Prescott August 1953 February 1954
Eaton Ernest February 1954 July 1955
Boyce H. Douglas July 1955 February 1956
Coupar John February 1956 February 1959
Thompson W. Harold February 1959 December 1966
Smith A. Gordon December 1966 February 1969
Mahaney W.A. “Pat” February 1969 February 1977
Higgins Dwight February 1977 May 1980
Arenburg David June 1980 February 1982
Atkinson Blanchard February 1982 February 1984
Arenburg David February 1984 February 1985
Rushton Myles February 1985 February 1986
Boyle James February 1986 February 1987
Weatherby Arthur February 1987 February 1988
McCormick K. Wayne February 1988 May 1992
Atkinson Blanchard May 1992 May 1993
Taylor Robert May 1993 October 1997
McCormick K. Wayne October 1997 June 2004
Blair Christine June 2004 June 2005
Hilliard Richard June 2005 June 2006
Blair Christine B. June 2006 October 2008
McLean Sharon October 2008 June 2010
Burke Thomas June 2010  August 2016
MacCormick Lois October 2016  November 2020
Kennedy Kevin November 2020  

Clerk and Treasurer

Boyce H. Douglas August 1953 June 1987
Christianson Robert June 1987  August 2018
Bell, CPA, CA Mitchell July 2018  


Arenburg David February 1979 February 1985
Atkinson Blanchard February 1978 February 1984
    February 1987 February 1991
    November 1991 May 1993
Bell, CPA, CA Mitchell September 2016  July 2018
Betts Gary May 1997 June 2003
Blair Christine May 1992 October 1997
    December 2000 January 2009
Blanchard C.Prescott February 1953 February 1954
Boyce H. Douglas August 1953 February 1956
Boyle James February 1984 February 1987
Burges W.H. August 1954 April 1965
Burke Thomas November 1991 May 1992
    May 1993 June 2002
    June 2004 August 2016
    July 2018  June 2023
Cavanagh Lloyd February 1960 February 1966
Coupar John February 1954 February 1959
Dale Jack February 1977 February 1980
Dawson-Sharbell Michelle June 2009 December 2010
Delaney Fred February 1956 May 1956
Doane R.H. February 1957 February 1960
Donaldson Thomas February 1988 November 1991
Eaton Ernest February 1954 July 1955
Franklin John February 1975 February 1978
Giddens Dwight June 2023  
Hardy James February 1983 January 1989
Hilliard Richard August 2000 June 2007
Higgins Dwight February 1975 May 1980
Hutchinson Dal June 2002 April 2005
Kennedy Bruce February 1986 November 1991
Kennedy Kevin June 2015  
Lavers Milford February 1971 February 1974
MacCormick Lois February 1991 May 1997
    June 2011 November 2020
MacDonald K.P. February 1966 February 1971
Mahar Robert June 2008 June 2011
Mahone Claude February 1974 February 1984
Mahaney W.A. “Pat” February 1959 February 1977
McClelland Paul February 1969 February 1972
McInnis Kevin December 1997 July, 2000
McKay Harry February 1969 February 1972
McKenna Earl February 1981 February 1983
    December 1997 November 2000
    June 2005 June 2008
McLeod Dale June 2011 June 2017
McNutt Fred June 1965 February 1973
    February 1976 February 1979
McCormick K. Wayne February 1984 June  2004
McLean Sharon June 2003 June 2015
Mellish Dwane June 2017 June 2018
Menard Phemie June 1980 February 1981
Pitcher Knickolle August 2018  
Pye Russell February 1966 February 1969
Rushton Myles February 1980 February 1986
Shea Tim November 2020  
Smith A.G. June 1956 February 1969
Soy James February 1956 February 1959
Taylor Ralph February 1972 February 1975
Taylor Robert February 1989 October 1997
Thompson W. Harold August, 1953 December 1955
    February 1959 December 1966
Totten Lorne February 1973 February 1976
Trites Gordon September 1955 February 1957
Van de Sande Marinus February 1972 February 1975
Van Kroonenburg Donna June, 2007  
Weatherby Arthur February 1985 February 1988