The Town of Bridgewater Planning Department is managing the project. The project lead is Leon de Vreede, Sustainability Planner for the Town of Bridgewater.
Following a public call for participation, these people and organizations were appointed by Bridgewater Town Council as the initiative’s volunteer Advisory Committee from the Summer of 2016 through to the end of 2017. They represented different sectors of the community:
- Reno Roy (CHAIR) – Michelin North America (Canada) – Bridgewater Plant
- Rick Senior (VICE-CHAIR) – BTS Property Inspections
- Cameron Cochrane – Bridgewater Pharmasave
- Craig Schrader – Developer
- Doug Reid – Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
- Ernest O’Neill – Bridgewater Resident
- Madeline Myers – Bridgewater Resident
- Michael Graves – Bridgewater Town Council representative
- Michael MacKay – Clean Foundation
- Robert Todd – Bridgewater Baptist Church
- Shawn Nolan – Wilsons Fuels Co Ltd
- Vanessa Mossop – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the South Shore
With the completion of the Community Energy Investment Plan, the Advisory Committee’s activities have concluded for now. New community participation and partnership opportunities are in development and will be launched by the Fall of 2018.
Technical Working Group
The following individuals have volunteered their time to advise on the project’s technical aspects as a group of independent experts in fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, community economic development, education, and community engagement:
- Bob Cervelli & Dr. Gregory Heming – Centre for Local Prosperity
- Alan Warner – Acadia University
- John Colton – Acadia University
- Errol Pereira – Efficiency Nova Scotia
- Shawna Henderson – Bfreehomes Design
- Mary Ellen Donovan – QUEST Canada – Nova Scotia Caucus
Major Project Funders
Energize Bridgewater has received generous financial support from Infrastructure Canada through the Smart Cities Challenge program, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) through the Green Municipal Fund and the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, and the Province of Nova Scotia.
Other project funders and sponsors are recognized under the Partnership program and the Energize Nova Scotia event page.