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Mayor, Joe Noel

I was born in 1948 and raised in this area.  I moved to Ontario in the mid-sixties for a job on a fruit farm.  Also worked in steel manufacturing plants and took first aid training and was part of St. John Ambulance.  I became a paramedic which became a forty year career.  I took a heavy equipment mechanic course and was Service Manager for a construction equipment repair company.  Got married and had two children.

I moved back to New Brunswick in 1979 and started a taxi business, worked as a paramedic and operated the Jacquet River/Belledune Ambulance for twenty-eight years until 2007.  My wife and I own and operate Sunset Place Camping which is a campground and vacation apartment rentals.

I have always been involved with different organizations and enjoy community events and people.


Councillor, Tracy Culligan

I was born and raised in Belledune, attending Belledune School and graduating from Bathurst High School in 1988.  I graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS), in 1992, with a Degree in English and from Ryerson University (Toronto, ON), in 1995, with a Degree in Print Journalism.  I lived in Grande Prairie, Alberta for eight years before returning home to Belledune in 2003, where I raise my daughters, Hannah & Chloë, with my husband, Jamie O’Rourke.  I have had the privilege of working for CCNB Campbellton in the Academic Studies Department since 2007 as Coordinator and Instructor at the Belledune External Site.

I enjoy being an active participant in our Village, serving on various committees and volunteering for numerous events, among them the Canadian Mental Health Association NB, and Elementary Literacy Inc.  I am now serving my second term on Municipal Council, and I sit on the Executive as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick.

I am extremely honoured to be Councillor for Ward 3, and Belledune as a whole.  I understand the issues facing this Village, and I have a passionate attachment to this community and its people.  I will continue to be an enthusiastic and dedicated champion of our Village.  I want to see Belledune thrive, to be the very best it can be; I will continue to work hard with my fellow Council members, staff, and villagers the next four years to make these goals a reality.


Councillor, Paul Arseneault

Allow me to begin by saying that it is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Belledune, and specifically Ward 1, in the new Council.

I am a graduate of St. Thomas University (B.A/B.ED), and have worked in the local school district at various levels. I have also recently been fortunate enough to have a number of books published, including \" Sidney Crosby: A Hockey Story\".  I hope to draw upon these experiences, and others, as I strive, along with Mayor Noel, and my fellow Councillors, to take our Village to greater heights, and help it reach its full potential.


Councillor, Lilliane Carmichael

As a lifetime resident (born and raised), I am very proud to call Belledune my home.  My husband Eric and I have two grown children and two beautiful grand-daughters that give us so much happiness in our lives.  We love them both to no end and they both hold a very special place in our hearts. 

I’ve worked in the Belledune community for over 35 years and always believed in giving back by supporting our local businesses.

I want to say thank you to the people of Belledune for supporting me and putting their trust in me.  I will work hard to ensure that I live up to their expectations. I will make every effort to be available to address concerns that are brought to my attention.

I am looking forward to working with the other Councillors, Mayor, Village staff and residents of Belledune in working towards achieving what is best for the people and our Village.

I know there will be challenges but through hard work, dedication and commitment, I hope to work through them with the other Council members.  This is our Village and we want to see growth and improvements.  Things will take time but by keeping at it, we will achieve so much.  I am confident by working together as a team we will get it done.

I am excited for the next 4 years.


Councillor, Nick Duivenvoorden

I graduated from Bathrust High School in 1978 and am a full-time dairy farmer from 1979 to present. 

I held elected positions in school governance including school board and Provincial Board of Education from 1992 – 2001.  I was Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Village of Belledune from 2001-2004 and Mayor of the Village of Belledune from 2004-2012.  I challenged for the leadership for the Liberal Party of N.B. in 2011-2012.

I am a Director with the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick from 2014 – present.  Over the years I have also served as Director and President of the New Brunswick Branch of Holstein Canada.

I am married to Pauline and we have 5 children, David, Derek, Scott, Anika and Karlee.

My hobbies include hockey, music, trains, birds and crossword puzzles.


Councillor, Sandenn KIlloran

I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to represent the Village of Belledune as Councillor at Large. 

Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to live all over this great country.  Growing up in places like Mount Pearl Newfoundland, Valleyview Alberta and briefly in Nova Scotia.  These moves gave me a great perspective on what makes a community great, how challenges are faced and how opportunities are seized.

Throughout all of this, my home was always in Belledune; summers were spent in the \\\"Old House\\\" playing auction with my grandparents, building fires on the beach and going back into the woods with my Uncle, Dave. 

I moved with my family, back to Belledune in 2003, and except for a few years to get my degree from Mount Allison, and a brief stint in Edmonton, this is where my wife Mallory and I call home.  I am hoping that together with Council and other members of the community, we can work together to turn the tide in Belledune, and make it a place where people come to build great lives and great opportunities.


Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada