Coun. Emil Olsen has been a member of Quispamsis Town Council since 2004. He served as deputy mayor from 2008-2012.
He is a veteran member of council, having served as Mayor of Pre-Amalgamation Quispamsis from 1983 to 1995. Emil has been very active in Quispamsis since arriving in 1974. His community service record is lengthy having participated on numerous provincial, regional and town committees. He is proud to have signed the original regional agreements for fire, police and library services on behalf of the residents of Quispamsis and continues to support and recognize the strengths of our regional services.
Emil is a team player and wants to work with his fellow councillors to address the challenges of our growing community. A municipal water system, affordable housing, apartments, accessible paved trails, sidewalks, paving of roads and lighting are some of the priorities that need to be addressed.
Emil currently serves on the Climate Change and Public Transit (Comex) committees. He is vice chair of the New Brunswick Municipal Employees Pension Board and chair of the Rocmaura Foundation. He is also a member of Recycle NB.
Emil and his wife Margot have four children, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Emil is committed to providing his support and energy to oversee the continued growth of Quispamsis.