New Chair of Happy City Board Announced

Media Release
For Immediate Release



St. John’s, NL, December 18, 2017: Happy City St. John’s, a non-profit organization that informs, encourages, and facilitates civic dialogue in St. John’s, is pleased to announce that Rob Nolan has been elected as the new chair of the Board of Directors.

The election of the 2017-18 executive occured at the Nov. 30 meeting of the board, following the 2017 Annual General Meeting on Nov. 22. Mr. Nolan succeeds Josh Smee, who served as the chair of Happy City for 2013-2017. Mr. Smee will continue on the Board of Directors in the role of past chair.

Mr. Nolan’s past roles with Happy City have been vice-chair and secretary on the executive. He has led the organization’s first strategic planning initiative, and has co-ordinated a variety of activities and events. Mr. Nolan is a post-secondary education professional and community organizer, and has a B.Sc. and MBA from Memorial University, and a certificate in Public Policy and Governance from the University of Victoria.

“It’s an honour to serve as chair for Happy City St. John’s,” said Mr. Nolan. “Happy City has grown in capacity, scope, and energy over the last few years, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to guide the organization in our continued mission to improve public dialogue around issues affecting residents of St. John’s.”

Founded in 2012, Happy City St. John’s is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with the mission to improve civic dialogue in the city of St. John’s.


For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:
Rob Nolan
Chair, Happy City St. John’s
Twitter: @HappyCitySJ

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