TRURO – Longtime educator Nevin Jackson has been appointed board chair of the Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre operating board.
The Bible Hill resident takes over the reigns from Colchester County mayor Bob Taylor.
Jackson was recently selected as a community member to serve on the board as a representative of the County of Colchester and has been employed with the Chignecto-Regional School Board for the past 25 years.
He is currently the principal of South Colchester Academy in Brookfield.
“I am grateful to be able to contribute to our community in this way as sport and recreation has made an important impact on my life, especially during my youth when a positive and healthy outlet was very much needed,” said Jackson, in a news release. “Sport and recreation continues to play an important role in my life as well as in my family’s.”
Farida Gabbani of Truro will serve as vice-chair of the operating board.
Gabbani sits on the board as a selected community member from the Town of Truro and is the senior director for physical activity, sport and recreation for the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.
Taylor expressed confidence that the board is up to the task of ensuring the civic centre is ready for the community this fall.
“They will leave a lasting legacy that will change our community for generations to come,” said Taylor, in the news release.