A lifelong resident of Botwood, Jerry Dean has long been representing the people of Exploits in leadership capacities. He first entered public life in 1997, serving as a councillor. Since 2001, Jerry has served as the mayor of Botwood. During this time, he has fought to renew shipping at Botwood’s port facilities and advocated for an expansion of the Hugh Twomey Centre. He has also been a strong advocate for historical preservation.
Jerry was chair of the Exploits Valley Port Council Corporation, Exploits Valley Joint Council, and Exploits Regional Services Board. He has been involved in the Exploits Chamber of Commerce, the Rural Secretariat, and Exploits Valley Economic Development Corporation. He’s also spent many volunteer hours with minor hockey in Botwood. He worked with the Department of Finance, and prior to that, he worked for Abitibi for 30 years.
In November 2015, Jerry was elected to represent the District of Exploits in the House of Assembly. He serves as a member of the Resource Committee. Jerry and his wife Beverly have three children — Jessica, Matthew, and Emily.
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