The Town Council of Gander consists of a Mayor and six elected Councillors who are responsible for policy development and general governance of the municipality of Gander. General elections are held on the last Tuesday in September every four years as per the Province’s Municipalities Act.

  • Percy Farwell
    Percy Farwell Mayor
  • Tara Pollett
    Tara Pollett Deputy Mayor

    Tara Pollett was born and raised in Gander and is a third-generation Gander resident. Tara currently works as a Flight Dispatcher with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Air Services. She is married to Bob and they have two children.

    Ms. Pollett was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.

    Deputy Mayor Pollett is the Chair of the Recreation and Community Services Committee and is a member of the Public Safety and Protective Services Committee and the Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Committee. She is also Council’s member on the Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park Committee, the Gander & Area Community Advisory Board on Housing and Homelessness Committee and the Gander Heritage Advisory Committee.

    Deputy Mayor Pollett has a strong background in community volunteering. She served in several capacities, including President, Vice President and Parent Representative, with the Silver Jets Figure Skating Club from 2003–2016. She was the Recycling Coordinator at Gander Academy from 2010-2012 and the Fundraising Chair of the 2016 Gander Collegiate Graduation Committee. She was a member of the focus group for the Town’s Recreation Master Plan and is the Past President of the Gander Minor Hockey Association.

    Contact Information:

    Email: tpollett@gandercanada.com

  • Robert Anstey
    Robert Anstey Councillor

     

    Robert Anstey was born and raised in Gander and has been employed with Canada Post since 1980 until his retirement in early 2016. He is married to Kathy and they have two grown children.

    Mr. Anstey was first elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2001 Municipal Election and was re-elected in the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 Municipal Elections.

    Councillor Anstey is the Chair of the Engineering, Planning & Controls Committee and is a member of the Public Works and Services Committee and the Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the 91st Construction Engineering Committee and the Wastewater Steering Committee. He is also Board member of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador and Chair of the Urban Municipalities Committee.

    Councillor Anstey was an active member of the Gander Lions Club for many years, holding every office at least once. During his years with the Gander Lions Club he received the Lion of the Year award twice and for his exemplary service received the Judge Brian Stevenson Award. He has been a Boy Scout Leader and served on the Girl Guide House Committee.

    Contact Information:

    Email – ranstey@gandercanada.com

  • Brian Dove
    Brian Dove Councillor

    Brian Dove was born and raised in Twillingate but has lived and worked in Gander since 1979. He worked in the retail/service industry before joining the Provincial Government’s Tourism, Culture and Recreation Department at the Joseph Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre in 1990. He spent 10 years as Theatre Technician and became the Centre’s Regional Manager in 1999. He is married to Michelle and they have one grown child.

    Mr. Dove was first elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2013 Municipal Election and was re-elected in the 2017 Municipal Election.

    Councillor Dove is the Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and is a member of the Recreation and Community Services Committee and the Public Safety and Protective Services Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the Gander Heritage Memorial Park Committee.

    Councillor Dove has been active in theatre throughout his life and has been a member of the Avion Players since 1986. He is currently the Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Society.

    Contact Information:

    Email: bdove@gandercanada.com

     

     

     

  • Gina Brown
    Gina Brown Councillor

    Gina Brown was born in Halifax , NS and moved to Gander in 2000. Born into a military family, Gina obtained the rank of Leading Seaman with the Royal Canadian Reserve Division. In 1991, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 1994 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. She is married to Steve and they have three children.

    Following her schooling, Gina worked as a physiotherapist at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s and in a private practice in Central Newfoundland. She also became co-owner/operator of a physiotherapy work rehab clinic. In 2003, she began a career as a TV host/producer with Rogers TV for Gander’s ‘Skyways’ program.

    Ms. Brown was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.

    Councillor Brown is the Chair of the Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Committee and is a member of the Public Works and Services Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. She is also Council’s representative on the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, the Roads to End Violence Committee and the Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Councillor Brown has a strong background in volunteering. She served as an Executive member of the Gander Minor Hockey Association (2010-2012), she was the Central NL Representative on the Provincial Board of the Eating Disorder Foundation of NL (2012-2014). She has also donated a number of artworks over the years to aid in the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations such as Gander Wings Special Olympics, Central Northeast Health Foundation, Gander Rotary Club, Cara House, Broadening Horizons, Gander Breakfast Program and Beyond the Overpass Youth Theatre.

    Contact Information:

    Email: ginabrown@gandercanada.com

     

  • Pat Woodford
    Pat Woodford Councillor

    Pat Woodford was born in Grand Falls-Windsor and moved to Gander in 1976. After completing high school he attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He returned to civilian life in 1985 and moved back to Gander where he began work at Transport Canada as an Air Traffic Controller. He married his wife Glenda in 1994.

    Councillor Woodford was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.

    Councillor Woodford is the Chair of the Public Safety and Protective Services Committee and is a member of the Engineering, Planning and Controls Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the Gander Community Garden Committee and the Stewardship Association of Municipalities Committee.

    Councillor Woodford has a long history of volunteering in various capacities, including serving on the executive of the Knights of Columbus, as well as participating in the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program, Canadian Red Cross, Gander Senior Flyers and a number of other community organizations.

    Contact Information:

    Email: pwoodford@gandercanada.com

     

  • Oswald Fudge
    Oswald Fudge

    Oswald Fudge was born in Lewisporte and moved to Gander at a young age. He began working in law enforcement in 1973 as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He moved to Alberta to become a member of the Alberta Highway Patrol. In 1987, he moved back to Gander where he began his career as a Municipal Enforcement Officer. He is married to Doreen and they have three grown children.

    Mr. Fudge was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.

    Councillor Fudge is the Chair of the Public Works and Services Committee and is a member of the Recreation and Community Services Committee and the Engineering, Planning and Controls Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the Civic Enhancement Committee and the Gander Refugee Outreach Committee.

    Councillor Fudge has a strong background in community volunteering. He was Coach of the St. Paul’s Intermediate and Gander Collegiate Girls Basketball teams, as well Coach of the Gander Collegiate Boys and Girls Volleyball teams. He has also volunteered with and raised funds for the Gander Collegiate Breakfast Program, the Gander and Area S.P.C.A., the Gander Boys and Girls Club and Quad-a-Palooza.

    Councillor Fudge is the past President of the Municipal Police Officers Association and ATV Federation. In 2014, he was named NL Crime Stoppers Peace Officer of the Year and Officer of the Year with Atlantic By-Law Officer Association.

    Contact Information:

    Email: osfudge@gandercanada.com

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