Mount Pearl (Canada 2006 Census population 24,671) is a city on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is part of the St. John's metropolitan area, the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada.
Mayor Simms began his tenure on Council in 1989, serving as Deputy Mayor for the past 5 years. He assumed the position of Mayor in October 2007 following the election of former Mayor Steve Kent to the Provincial House of Assembly. Randy and his wife, Florence, have lived in Mount Pearl for 32 years. Mayor Simms has long been involved in his community. He was one of the founding members of the Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as President. When Mount Pearl was declared a city in 1988, he was presented with a City Builders Award for his contribution to community life. Mayor Simms is a former President of the Provincial Federation of Municipalities and is the only elected municipal council member in the Province to earn a Certificate in Municipal Administration from Memorial University.
Throughout the years Mount Pearl has continued to see prosperity and growth in all sectors of the City. Donovans Business Park continues be the economic driver of the City and with the addition of Kenmount and Beclin Business Parks there continues to be new and exciting world class businesses choosing Mount Pearl as a place to call home. Mount Pearl is a pro-business environment and prides itself on a city government which is committed to nurturing and supporting business. The City's "Open for Business" policy supports an innovative and competitive business community with industry leaders in diverse growth sectors.
Residential areas also continue to grow and while undeveloped lands are limited, there is ongoing development of Pearlview and an encouraging future for the development of the Kenmount Hill neighbourhood, both north of Topsail Road. Leading the way as an independent, progressive, family oriented and business friendly city, Mount Pearl provides outstanding municipal services and community programs. It is a community where opportunities are provided for citizens and businesses to actively participate in the health and wellbeing of the community. As a result, it is one of the most beautiful and neighborly cities in Canada.
The current city council consists of mayor Randy Simms, deputy mayor Jim Locke and councillors Lucy Stoyles, Paula Tessier, John Walsh, Andrew Ledwell and Dave Aker.
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