Public Service Announcement
Town appoints Nadine MacAulay
Chief Administration Officer
Information for the Public
Release Date: November 29, 2021

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay recently implemented significant changes to the Senior Management structure. At a recent meeting, the 13th Council of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay voted to rename the Town Manager position to Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

This change in structure reflects similar activities carried out by other municipalities in the province. Accordingly, at the 4th Meeting of the 13th Council held on November 17, 2021, Council voted unanimously to appoint the current Acting Town Manager and Director of Financial Operations, Nadine MacAulay, as the Town’s first Chief Administrative Officer.

Raised in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nadine MacAulay also has roots in North West River, NL, and Sydney, Cape Breton Island. Nadine spent her earlier professional career with Serco Canada moving from Accountant to the managerial role of Senior Accountant before accepting the Supervisor of Assessment & Taxation position with the Town in 2015. During her tenure with the Town, Nadine was promoted to Director of Financial Operations in 2017. She was appointed as Co-Acting Town Manager in late 2020 while also acting as the Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations. In 2021, she led the team which successfully negotiated a collective agreement with CUPE Local 2019.

With an extensive accounting background supported by a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and as a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner with the Canadian Payroll Association, Nadine brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as Chief Administrative Officer. Inquisitive by nature, she is enthusiastic about municipal operations and looks to expand her knowledge by participating in training from Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) and the Professional Municipal Administrators (PMA) and especially by engaging with colleagues in the workplace.

Married to an incredibly supportive husband with whom she has three wonderful sons, Nadine, when not working, enjoys chilling out at home with her cats and dogs.
Nadine is proud to work for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and looks forward to working with the 13th Council and her coworkers in the role of CAO.