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Councillor Norma McColeman/Deputy Mayor

McColeman

Ward 6: Center East -Downtown
902.786.8476
[email protected]

Councillor Norma Diana McColeman has served five terms as a Summerside Councillor as of the last municipal election on November 5, 2018.

She was sworn in on December 3, 2018 and appointed Deputy Mayor. She served as Deputy-Mayor in 2017; and again in 2018-2022.

In 2011, she was federally appointed to serve as a member on the National Council of Welfare in Ottawa.

She has 35+ years of experience as a team leader, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker, and leadership mentor in the areas of personal lifestyle wellness, employability skills, personal development, and outreach counseling.

She has served as family violence prevention Outreach Coordinator since 2000 with PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, working directly with victims of domestic abuse and violence and facilitating support programs, prevention training workshops, and community educational awareness. She retired from this role in 2017.

A devoted mother and grandmother, Norma lives with her husband of fifty years in Summerside.

She offers a multifaceted background and experience, recognized leadership, and advocacy support for Summerside residents, and with various groups/organizations.

Other notable facts about Councillor Norma Diana McColeman:

  • A former business owner (with her husband) of two hospitality and tourism-related enterprises
  • A former image trainer and consultant
  • Holland College graduate and a certified Life Skills Management Coach
  • Trained in the United States and has diplomas from two Maritime Universities in counseling skills and working with youth at risk
  • Received a diploma from UPEI’s Centre for Conflict Resolution in 2011 (focusing on interest-based facilitation, conflict resolution, and mediation skills)
  • Has work and volunteer experience with Canadian Mental Health Association, East Prince Youth Development Centre, Aboriginal Women’s Association, and as a trained Hospice Volunteer
  • Was an emergency foster parent home for numerous teens
  • Presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 in recognition of her advocacy and leadership work
  • Interests: reading, music, drama, wellness activities, travel, motivational story telling
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