The 2023 FPEIM annual meeting will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023, hosted by the Town of Souris. Information on the Speakers/Presentations will be added as they are confirmed.
11:00 am – Green Energy Opportunities
Kim Griffin, Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Communications, Maritime Electric
Kim Griffin leads Sustainability at Maritime Electric in this newly formed department that champions opportunities for driving renewable energy for the Company’s new sustainability target. The goal is to reach the target set out for the energy transition to power a cleaner and greener future for customers. She has extensive business experience in manufacturing/marketing some of the world’s best brands and over ten years in the energy sector.
11:15 am – Housing Panel
Samantha Murphy, SJ Murphy Planning and Consulting
Samantha Murphy is a registered professional planner. After almost two decades of working at the municipal and provincial levels, Samantha launched her own private consulting practice in 2020 and spends most of her time working with municipalities and community-based organizations.
Nigel Burns, Director, Economics, Statistics and Federal Fiscal Relations, Government of Prince Edward Island
Nigel Burns is the Director of the Economics, Statistics and Federal Fiscal Relations Division of the Department of Finance. Nigel joined the Department in 1998. He is responsible for economic and statistical analysis as well as tax policy and federal transfers for the government of Prince Edward Island.
David Arsenault, President, Arsenault Properties
David Arsenault is a co-owner of three Island based companies; Arsenault Bros. Construction, Tops to Floors, and Arsenault Properties. His main day-to-day focus is leading the real estate development and management arms of his businesses. David graduated from UPEI with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2013, and completed his CPA accounting designation in 2016. He is a member of CPA Canada’s Speaker’s Bureau, and a Board Member at the PEI Literacy Alliance. David resides in New Glasgow with his wife, Madeline and 2 year-old son, Walter.
Eleanor Mohammed, RPP, MCIP, EP, MTCP is the Chief Administrative Officer of Charlottetown and the President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners. She is an executive leader with over 18 years of public, private, and not-for-profit sector experience. As a passionate professional who regularly speaks and presents at international events on city building, Eleanor is a champion for local government, the planning profession, climate action, equity and inclusion, healthy communities, and sustainability. She holds a Masters with Distinction in Town and Country Planning from the University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Environmental Management.
1:00 pm – Women in Government
Honourable Diane Griffin
The Hon. Diane Griffin represented PEI for five years in the Senate of Canada after serving on Stratford’s Town Council for 12 years. She served as Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. She also spent some time on the board of the Federation of PEI Municipalities.
Councillor Elaine Barnes, Town of Cornwall
Elaine is serving her third consecutive term as Councillor with the Town of Cornwall and her second term on the Board of the Federation of PEI Municipalities. She has also served on the PEI Coalition for Women in Government Board and FCM’s Canadian Women in Local Leadership Advisory Committee. Her son, who is now twelve, was only three when she ran in her first election. She hopes that sharing her experience will help encourage others to come forward.
Sweta Daboo, Executive Director, PEI Coalition for Women in Government
1:40 pm – Code of Conduct Regulations
New Code of Conduct Regulations for municipalities came into force on April 1, 2023, and municipalities will be given a grace period to meet new requirements. This presentation highlights what this means for your municipality and provides a brief overview of some of what the new regulations require to be in your municipality’s code of conduct bylaw.
Marley Kingston, Senior Municipal Advisor
Marley Kingston is a Senior Municipal Advisor with the Municipal Affairs Division. Before working with PEI municipalities, she worked in Newfoundland and Labrador for the Province’s municipal association; Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. Marley has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science and a Certificate in Public Policy from Memorial University.
2:15 pm – Green Municipal Fund: Helping create a sustainable and resilient PEI
Learn how FCM’s Green Municipal Fund can further support Prince Edward Island communities in creating a sustainable, resilient and prosperous future through its varied resources and funding offers. Get inspired by PEI funded projects and understand the application process. Lastly, ask your questions and share your current municipal projects and challenges.
Patrick Costigan, Manager, Programs Outreach, FCM’s Green Municipal Fund
With 20 years of experience working with elected municipal, provincial, and federal government representatives across Canada, Patrick joined FCM 7 years ago to work with the level of government closest to citizens: municipalities. Wanting to make an environmental difference for future generations, Patrick as an outreach manager enables his team to support municipalities of all size in submitting the best possible funding application. He excels in connecting municipalities and partners who are undertaking similar projects and facing shared challenges.
Nathalie Lapointe, Advisor, Programs Outreach, FCM’s Green Municipal Fund
Working at FCM for the past 17 years, the majority of which as a project officer, Nathalie knows the funding offers like the back of her hand. As an outreach advisor with extensive municipal and sustainable projects experience, she can easily share past funded projects examples and lessons learned to help applicants strengthen the technical viability of their project proposal.