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A partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and seven municipal units, the Western Regional Enterprise Network(Western REN) leads an extensive network of business and public sector partnerships. This network works to create a business and investment friendly environment in Southwest Nova Scotia.



With a focus on workforce, business succession, and infrastructure improvements, the Western REN has been Informing,Connecting, and Accelerating economic development since 2014. The approach balances direct business-facing services with region-wide collaborations for overcome immediate challenges to rural economic development.

The seven municipal units and Nova Scotian government agencies listed below match each other’s funding to provide the core operating budget of the Western REN. The funders collectively appoint a private-sector Board of Directors, ensuring the diversity among the Directors reflects the diversity of the region’s population.

Municipality of the District of Argyle

Town of Digby

Municipality of the District of Barrington

Town of Yarmouth

Municipality of the District of Clare

Municipality of the District of Digby

Department of Municipal Affairs

Municipality of the District of Yarmouth

Department of Labour and Advanced Education

Board members are recruited and appointed based on their skills and competencies in finance, business acumen, governance, entrepreneurship, leadership, strategic planning, and their ability to think and take decisions through a regional lens.
The Board is responsible for the fiscal accountability and strategic direction of the organization – they hire the CEO to run the organization and oversee all staff.

Ronald Smith

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Mary Thompson

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Nick d’Eon

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Benjamin Shearer

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Karen Enright

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Brenda Francis

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Allister Surette

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Charles Surette

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Jamie Symonds

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Misty Morrison

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Angie Greene

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Angelique LeBlanc

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Keval d’Entremont

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Andrew Melanson

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Erika Rolston

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Evan Nemeth

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Brenda LaGrandeur

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Rob Stephenson

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All Western REN actions are informed by our Strategic Plan and are based on research and evidence. For information about data sources referenced in reports or presentations, contact enemeth@westernren.ca.

Board – December 10, 2019
Board – February 25, 2020
Board –
Board –
Board –
Finance – November 12, 2019
Finance – January 7, 2020
Finance/Audit – February 11, 2020
HR & Governance – December 3, 2019
HR & Governance – February 4, 2020

Mandate

A partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and seven municipal units, the Western Regional Enterprise Network(Western REN) leads an extensive network of business and public sector partnerships. This network works to create a business and investment friendly environment in Southwest Nova Scotia.



With a focus on workforce, business succession, and infrastructure improvements, the Western REN has been Informing,Connecting, and Accelerating economic development since 2014. The approach balances direct business-facing services with region-wide collaborations for overcome immediate challenges to rural economic development.

Organizational Structure

The seven municipal units and Nova Scotian government agencies listed below match each other’s funding to provide the core operating budget of the Western REN. The funders collectively appoint a private-sector Board of Directors, ensuring the diversity among the Directors reflects the diversity of the region’s population.

Municipality of the District of Argyle
Municipality of the District of Barrington
Municipality of the District of Clare
Municipality of the District of Digby
Municipality of the District of Yarmouth
Town of Digby
Town of Yarmouth
Department of Municipal Affairs
Department of Labour and Advanced Education

Board

Board members are recruited and appointed based on their skills and competencies in finance, business acumen, governance, entrepreneurship, leadership, strategic planning, and their ability to think and take decisions through a regional lens.

The Board is responsible for the fiscal accountability and strategic direction of the organization – they hire the CEO to run the organization and oversee all staff.


Ronald Smith

   

Mary Thompson

   

Nick d’Eon

   

Benjamin Shearer

   

Karen Enright

   

Brenda Francis

   

Allister Surette

   

Charles Surette

   

Jamie Symonds

   

Misty Morrison

   

Angie Greene

   

Staff

Angelique LeBlanc

   

Keval d’Entremont

   

Andrew Melanson

   

Erika Rolston

   

Evan Nemeth

   

Brenda LaGrandeur

   

Rob Stephenson

   

Plans and Reports

All Western REN actions are informed by our Strategic Plan and are based on research and evidence. For information about data sources referenced in reports or presentations, contact enemeth@westernren.ca.

Board Meeting Schedule 2019-2020

Board – December 10, 2019
Board – February 25, 2020
Board –
Board –
Board –
Finance – November 12, 2019
Finance – January 7, 2020
Finance/Audit – February 11, 2020
Finance –
Finance –
HR & Governance – December 3, 2019
HR & Governance – February 4, 2020

Get in touch

(902) 881-3008
wren@westernren.ca

210 Main Street
Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 1C8

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