East Hants Announces New Director of Finance

Municipality Welcomes Wade Tattrie

East Hants Council is pleased to announce that Wade Tattrie will officially take over the duties of Director of Finance for the Municipality of East Hants on May 2, 2023. As a member of senior leadership, the lead of the Finance department is vital in implementing the East Hants Strategic Plan, with a focus on transparency and fiscal responsibility.

Wade joins East Hants with over twenty years of experience serving as part of senior teams in government and private sector organizations. “I am very excited to be joining the team at the Municipality of East Hants and am looking forward to getting started,” says Wade. Wade is a seasoned CPA and has held both the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner designations. He will be instrumental in leading the finance team during an exceptional period of growth over the next 5-10 years.

“On behalf of Council, we are pleased to welcome Wade to our team,” says Warden Eleanor Roulston. “This position works closely with Council to ensure we are implementing our strategic plan with sound fiscal management.”

As previously announced, after 15 years of service with East Hants current Director of Finance Sue Surrette is retiring in the spring of 2023. Throughout her five-year tenure as director, Sue helped shape many of the programs and services offered by the Municipality. She was instrumental in extending accounting services to the volunteer fire departments of East Hants and has provided Council with sage financial advice that is respectful of the region’s diverse community needs and policies.

The Municipality looks forward to the continued evolution of the Finance department as East Hants continues to blossom into one of the most vibrant and attractive regions of Nova Scotia.