Mayor's Page

Mayor Don Clarke

Mayor's Welcome

Welcome to the Town of Berwick and our new website!

We are a welcoming community of over 2500 people who live, work, and play in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. The smallest of the three towns in Kings County, we have earned a reputation for an excellent quality of life. We are large enough to provide all the important services but small enough to offer a strong sense of community.

Berwick is a very progressive municipality. We are proud owners of the Berwick Electric Utility and have joined with the Towns of Antigonish and Mahone Bay to form AREA (Alternative Resource Energy Authority). Through AREA we partner on the Ellershouse Wind Farm.
AREA is currently working on establishing solar gardens (photovoltaic energy production) in the three Towns. Berwick Electric currently provides hydroelectricity to its customers from the Factorydale Dam. With these three sources, we will be able to provide our customers with over 60% of their electrical power from renewable town-owned energy.

These initiatives make Berwick one of the greenest towns in the country. We are also working with a local engineering firm on a project to investigate large-scale storage of renewable energy through a program funded by N R Can. (Natural Resources Canada)

Berwick offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. In addition to numerous parks, trails, and green spaces we have exceptional recreational facilities. The Kings Mutual Century Centre complex includes the Apple Dome arena and walking track, the Larsen Curling Centre, CBI Health Centre, Fillmore Family Fitness Centre, Wilson Community Centre (Berwick & District Lions Club), and the Winning Edge Sports Store.

Rainforth Park, our multigenerational park in the center of the Town, has undergone significant improvements lately. The park now includes new tennis/pickleball courts, a popular splash pad, and a recently constructed multi-use building known as Carols Place.

We are a vibrant and growing community. Several new houses are currently under construction and several larger housing developments are underway or in the planning stage. Business is flourishing and we offer a number of very successful and unique shopping and dining experiences for our residents and visitors.

About Mayor Clarke

A long-time resident of Berwick, Don attended Nova Scotia Teachers College and Acadia University where he graduated with a BSc.(mathematics) and BEd. In subsequent years he completed the Guidance Specialist Certificate through courses at Acadia and Dalhousie University and a Certificate in Computer Science at Acadia University.

Mayor Clarke had a long career in teaching and counseling, most of it spent here in the Annapolis Valley.
In 1997 Don was elected to Town Council becoming Mayor in 2012. Over more than 20 years he has served as a member of the Berwick Electric Commission acting as Chair since 2012. As mayor, he sits on all Committees of the Council, and in addition, he currently serves as Chair of the Valley Community Fibre Network, Chair of the Regional Emergency Management Committee, and Vice Chair of the Regional Enterprise Network.

Don is married and he and his wife Diane have two children, Jillian and Matthew. They also are proud grandparents to four beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 16.


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