Ericson Appointed Deputy Mayor; New Standing Committee Chairs Announced

Greg Ericson was appointed as the City of Fredericton’s new Deputy Mayor at the regular Council meeting held on June 14, 2021. He will serve in that capacity for the next two years. In addition, new chairs and members were announced for the City’s seven Standing Committees.

Ericson is a former business owner and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the service industry as an investor, owner, operator, manager and front-line service worker across more than a dozen firms.

He is a proud graduate from UNB with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy and Military History in 1992, a Diploma in University teaching from UNB in 2009, a Lean Six Sigma Championship certification from UNB in 2013, and a Pension Trustee certification for Shared Risk Pension Board from UNB in 2014. 

Deputy Mayor Ericson was first elected to Fredericton City Council in May 2012 and is currently serving his third term representing the people of Ward 8, having been re-elected in May 2021.   

As part of the regular Council meeting, new chairs and members were also announced for the City’s Standing Committees.  The appointments are for two years.

Economic Vitality Committee

  • Councillor Jason LeJeune, Chair
  • Councillor Mark Peters, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Bruce Grandy
  • Councillor Steven Hicks
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Councillor Cassandra Blackmore
  • Councillor Henri Mallet
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard

Environment Stewardship Committee

  • Councillor Kevin Darrah, Chair
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson
  • Councillor Steven Hicks
  • Councillor Ruth Breen

Governance & Civic Engagement Committee

  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson, Chair
  • Mayor Kate Rogers, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard
  • Councillor Mark Peters
  • Councillor Bruce Grandy
  • Councillor Jocelyn Pike
  • Councillor Steven Hicks
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Councillor Kevin Darrah
  • Councillor Ruth Breen
  • Councillor Cassandra Blackmore
  • Councillor Jason LeJeune
  • Councillor Henri Mallet

Livable Community Committee

  • Councillor Eric Megarity, Chair
  • Councillor Cassandra Blackmore, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Mark Peters
  • Councillor Ruth Breen
  • Councillor Jocelyn Pike
  • Councillor Jason LeJeune
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson
  • Councillor Henri Mallet
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard

Mobility Committee

  • Councillor Bruce Grandy, Chair
  • Councillor Mark Peters, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Councillor Ruth Breen
  • Councillor Jason LeJeune
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson

Municipal Finance & Corporate Administration Committee

  • Councillor Henri Mallet, Chair
  • Councillor Jocelyn Pike, Vice Chair
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Councillor Kevin Darrah
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson

Public Safety Committee

  • Councillor Steven Hicks, Chair
  • Councillor Ruth Breen, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor Bruce Grandy
  • Councillor Eric Megarity
  • Councillor Jason LeJeune
  • Councillor Margo Sheppard
  • Deputy Mayor Greg Ericson

For more information about the role of the Standing Committees and their meeting times, visit the City website at www.fredericton.ca and search “Committees”.