Mayor Luke Charbonneau appointed to NII Board of Directors

This week, the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) welcomed Luke Charbonneau, Mayor of the Town of Saugeen Shores and Bruce County Councillor to its Board of Directors.

Joining the board in the role of Bruce County Member, Charbonneau brings experience in local government and is a strong champion for the nuclear industry and innovation in the region. He replaces former NII Bruce County Member Anne Eadie.

Charbonneau has served as Bruce County Councillor and Mayor of the Town of Saugeen Shores since 2018, first elected to Saugeen Shores Council in 2006. He is the former Chair of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and Saugeen Shores Police Services Board, and currently sits as Chair of the Bruce County Library Board.

“I look forward to serving on the NII Board of Directors. As the Mayor of Saugeen Shores, it has been a pleasure to welcome NII to our community and now I am proud to join the board in my capacity as a Bruce County Councillor,” said Charbonneau. “NII is doing great work to accelerate innovation, embrace new technology and create a low-carbon future.”

Through its membership in NII, Bruce County has been a strong supporter and partner since its inception. The County promotes NII to the broader community, utilizes it to operate programs and initiatives—including the Clean Energy Frontier Program—and gains insight and information from NII that may be applied to the County’s delivery of services.

“On behalf of NII’s Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome Luke Charbonneau to this forward-looking group as we push towards a clean energy future,” said Board Chair Mike Rencheck, President & CEO, Bruce Power.

He added: “As part of the Clean Energy Frontier, Bruce County has been a strong supporter of NII’s mission to advance new thinking in the energy sector, and Luke’s experience and enthusiasm will help us continue this work in the region and beyond.”

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About the Nuclear Innovation Institute

The Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a platform to accelerate innovation and the implementation of business relevant solutions for the nuclear industry. NII’s goal is to shape a Canadian nuclear industry that embraces new thinking, new technologies and new lines of business that can drive the global shift to a low-carbon future.

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