About Charles Pender

Welcome!

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I am the youngest son of Ruth (Dicks) and Bill Pender. My father owned and operated a small plumbing and heating business on Caribou Road in Corner Brook for over 50 years.

Corner Brook was formed in 1956 as a community of communities. While we have grown since then, Curling, Humbermouth, Townsite and the Westside have each maintained their distinct identity and character which adds to the richness and diversity of life in Corner Brook.  I myself was born and raised in the Humbermouth area of the city.

My wife Nathalie and I have been married for 20 years and have two teenage children, Marie and Thomas. Our dog Shadow and pet rabbit Pebbles are also very much part of our family.

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For 30 years, I have worked as an educator and educational leader in places like Burgeo, Baie Verte, Gander and, for the past 20 years, Corner Brook.

When I first offered myself for City Council in 1997, it was because I love this city, its beauty, and diversity. It is my home and the place that Nathalie and I chose as the best place to live, work, and raise our children, and that feeling has never changed. Nathalie moved here with me shortly after we were married, sight unseen, and is as in love with it as I am.

IMG_9547I felt very fortunate to have been elected as a city councillor in 1997 and again in 2003. In 2005, I was honoured to be elected Mayor.

I believe that I can offer the city strong leadership and a clear vision, as I have demonstrated in my public record of community involvement and public service.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, I was once again honoured to have been elected for a second time as Mayor of the beautiful city of Corner Brook.

Recent Posts

Council expediting hiring process for new City Manager.

IMG_3330Corner Brook city council is moving forward with the hiring process to find a new City Manager. Recruitment of a new City Manager was one of the recommendations from our Organizational and Operational Review.

Candidates will be be recruited throughout the province and Atlantic Canada and a job posting, which can be viewed below, has been placed on the City’s website with a closing date of November 5, 2014.

The City of Corner Brook is seeking an experienced and talented administrator to provide practical senior leadership to the City of Corner Brook.

IMG_3082The City Manager supports and implements the vision of Council and is responsible for the overall management and administration of the city. The successful applicant will lead an experienced management team and will work closely with elected officials to provide options, information and professional advice to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of public services.

The ideal applicant must be able to work closely with the mayor, council, government officials and all stakeholders in our city including citizens, businesses, community organizations, unionized and non-unionized staff.

This individual must have a genuine desire to work for the benefit of the people of Corner Brook and must also possess well-developed communications, interpersonal and organizational skills.

This position is contractual for a period of five years and may be extended with the agreement of both the incumbent and the City. The salary and benefits are in accordance with the existing salary and benefits package established for this position.

CLOSING DATE: November 5, 2014 (by 5:00p.m. NL time)

COMPETITION NO: 2014-45 CW

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