Thinking of running for local government?

Serving your community can be a rewarding experience! There are many good reasons to run for office — you might run to be actively involved in the local decision-making process, contribute your experience and knowledge to your community, address local issues, or lead change. Communities need diversity at the Council table to come up with innovative solutions to the challenges faced by local governments, including climate change adaptation, social inequity, and the changing economic development landscape.

With municipal reform taking place in the province, there will be many changes. Visit the New Brunswick Government website at the following link to learn more about what is happening:  Local Government Reform

As of January 1, 2023, the Village of Salisbury will expand and welcome in its neighbours to form a new governing entity to be known as Salisbury. This governing township will include the current Village of Salisbury, as well as portions of the communities of River Glade, Second North River, Monteagle, Boundary Creek, Allison, Upper Coverdale, Colpitts Settlement, Middlesex and The Glades, just to name a few. All will retain their current names and identities — it is the governance model that is changing. We will all now share a common local government to be known as Salisbury.

Council Composition

The Municipal Council for Salisbury will be comprised of eight elected officials in total: one Mayor (elected at large) plus one Councillor-at-Large, one Councillor for Ward 1, one Councillor for Ward 2, three Councillors for Ward 3 (it consisting of the current village limits), and one Councillor for Ward 4.

The following map provides more detail on the boundaries of these four wards:  Ward Map


For more information about being a candidate, visit the Elections NB website.