Town Council


The Mayor and four Councillors represent the residents of the Town of Pictou as the governing and legislative body for the community; Pictou Town Council.

Pictou Town Council meets on the first (Committee of Council) and third (Regular Council) Monday of each month with the exception of statutory Holidays. Council meetings are held at the CN Station, 71 Front Street, Pictou, and are open to the Public. Special meetings of Council and public hearings may be held at other times and are advertised on our website and in the Pictou Advocate. For information on how to speak with Council contact the Town Administration Building at 902-485-4372 or

Anyone wishing to attend meetings are required to register by calling the Town Office by 10am on the morning of the meeting to conduct a public health screen; phone number above.

Jim Ryan

Mayor Jim Ryan
P.O. Box 1355
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Phone:  902-485-8748


 Nadine Leblanc

Deputy Mayor Nadine LeBlanc
P.O. Box  873
Pictou, NS  B0K 1H0
Phone:  902-485-1839

Dan Currie

Councillor Dan Currie
PO Box 194
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Phone: 902-754-0763

Melinda MacKenzie

Councillor Melinda MacKenzie
PO Box 1078
Pictou, NS  B0K 1H0
Phone: 902-921-3137

Shawn McNamara

Councillor Shawn McNamara
PO Box 1563
Pictou, NS  B0K 1H0
Phone: 902-485-5260





Council and Citizens Appointments 

View and/or download a complete list of Town Committees and Boards detailing members and appointments.