Mayor - Mark Sheppard
Originally from Gander, NL. Moved to Winterton in 2006 with his wife to help manage her family’s fish processing business.
Mayor Sheppard attended Memorial University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree (B. Comm. co-op) in 1999. In 2006, Mayor Sheppard was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Durham University in the UK.
Mayor Sheppard has worked in various government and private organizations in Canada, Ireland and Qatar since starting his career.
First elected to council in the fall of 2009, Mark was elected mayor of Winterton in 2012. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
Mayor Sheppard is also the Chair of the Finance Committee and town's representative.
Deputy Mayor - David Reid
Was born and raised in Winterton. Married with two children and has two grandchildren.
Deputy Mayor Reid has worked at a local processing plant for over 30 years. Sits on several committees with the Town of Winterton, including the Roads & Lights, liaison with the Fire Department and the Recreation Commission.
Deputy Mayor Reid was elected to council 11 years ago.
During his time off, Deputy Mayor Reid enjoys spending time at his cabin.
Councilor - Linda Cole
Linda was originally raised in the nearby community of New Melbourne. Linda and her husband have two grown sons.
After working at P Janes & Sons crab plant in Hant's Harbour for 22 years, Linda left the plant in 2000 to join her husband on board the family's fishing boat.
Linda was elected to council in the general election held in September 2013. She is also actively involved as Vice President of the Winterton Recreation Commission.
Linda enjoys all the perks that life in rural Newfoundland has to offer.
Councilor - Hilda Green
Was born in New Harbour, NL, and moved to Winterton in 1967. Married with five children and eleven grandchildren.
Councilor Hilda Green moved to Labrador in 1997 and moved back to Winterton from Labrador in 2004 when her husband retired.
She currently works for a processing plant. Is currently a member on the Winterton Recreation Commission and a member on the Heritage Board.
Councilor Green was elected to The Town Council of Winterton in 2012.
Councilor - Roger Green
Roger was born in Winterton and has lived here for most of his life. Even while he moved away for a few years to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland and pursue a career, he always maintained a close connection to his hometown.
Roger graduated from MUN with a Bachelor of Education (1995), Bachelor of Special Education (2005), and Masters in Education (2009). In 2000, he obtained a full-time position and began his career as a Grade 5/Music teacher at Perlwin Elementary in Winterton; and with the exception of a 4-month assignment as Principal at St. Joseph’s All Grade School in Terrenceville, and a one-year assignment as Principal at Epiphany Elementary in Heart’s Delight, has been at the school ever since. He is currently the Principal at Perlwin.
Drawn to the way of life in the quaint, rural community, in 2006, Roger and his wife made the decision to return to Winterton to settle and raise their young family.
Roger was elected to the Town Council in the General Election of September 2013, and serves on the Finance and Hiring Committees. He also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Joint Mayor’s Association Trinity-Bay De Verde.
Roger is a volunteer Coach with the Lower Trinity South Minor Softball League in Winterton, and often volunteers during various musical events around town.
Councilor - Gary Hiscock
Was born in Buchans, NL, and moved to Winterton in 1964. Married with two children and four grandchildren.
In 1969 Councilor Hiscock started a general store business. Then in 1979 decided to become involved in the fishery and passed the business over to his wife.
Currently a member on the Winterton Volunteer Fire Department, Chairman with the Fishermen’s Community, Chairman with the Community Stage, Member on the Board of Management with the Trinity United Church and Director with the Harbour Authority. Sits on several committees with the Town of Winterton, including the Financial, Roads & Lights and Hiring.
Councilor Hiscock was elected to The Town Council of Winterton in 2009.
Councilor - Charles Reid
Charles was born in Winterton and has lived here all of his life. Married and has extended family now grown up and has many grandchildren.
He previously served on council from 1989-1997 and served as mayor for a period of this time. He was re-elected to council in the September 2013 general election.
He also serves on a number of committees of council.
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