Mayor MacKay was born and raised in Westville. He has been a member of Council for 24 years, being Mayor for the past 10 years. Mayor MacKay had the opportunity to work for Westville’s Recreation Department when he was 17 years old and from that moment on he knew that he wanted to be involved in affecting positive change in the Town. Mayor Mackay loves the friendly and compassionate nature of the residents of Westville but what he enjoys most about being Mayor is working alongside Council, staff, and community members to create a vibrant and welcoming place to live and raise our families.
Councillor White was born and raised in Trenton, Nova Scotia. He attended Acadia University and lived in the Annapolis Valley and Cape Breton before returning to settle in Westville in 2007. Councillor White is a former teacher, social worker, and small business manager whose lifelong passion for community involvement led to an interest in serving on Council. He was elected to Council in 2012 and loves the community spirit and sense of history and pride that is evident in the Town of Westville. Councillor White enjoys working with fellow Council members, staff and interested residents in making Westville a great place to live.
Deputy Mayor Murphy is originally from Antigonish County but has called Westville home since 2005. He has been a member of the Westville Fire Department since 2008 and was first elected to Council in 2012. Deputy Mayor Murphy was raised with a strong sense of community and the importance of giving back to the community was instilled in him from a young age. Always being interested in politics lead to a degree in History and Political Science from St Francis Xavier University and the strong sense of community spirit, heritage, and tradition is what Deputy Mayor Murphy loves most about the Town of Westville. He hopes that his service with the Westville Fire Department and on Town Council will be a positive example for the next generation.
Councillor Sutherland is a long-serving councillor for the Town of Westville. He is a member of the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library Board, The Riverview home Corporation Board and The Airflight Engineer Squadron in The Town of Pictou.