May 2024 Newsletter

Thank you! Merci! Woliwon! And Wela’lin!

Serving as the Executive Director of the Green Party of New Brunswick has been one of the most rewarding adventures of my life. I am so grateful to our amazing team of volunteers, members, staff, and supporters who have truly become a second family to me. 

So much has happened these last several months - 3 byelections, the threat of a snap election last fall, and countless successful events and campaign launches as we’ve finally reconnected after the Covid pandemic. Our party is stronger and more ready than ever heading into this election, and it is all because of you and your support. Our provincial AGM last weekend was such a wonderful way to come together and celebrate our success and was the perfect send-off before I go on maternity leave next month!

Just look at all we have accomplished together over the last several months! We have an inspiring slate of 28 confirmed candidates running in the year’s election! We raised an incredible $200,000 last year, and we are on track to surpass that in 2024! Our momentum has been building steadily, year after year, with growing support in each election. This year, we are poised for several breakthroughs to send even more Green MLAs to join David Coon, Megan Mitton, and Kevin Arseneau in the Legislature.

Now, I am preparing for the even more rewarding adventure of motherhood as my husband , Eugenio, and I bring our first child into the world. I have every confidence in our team, and especially our Interim Executive Director, Genevieve MacRae, to carry on the work we have started. I have had the opportunity to get to know Gen as we worked together for the past few weeks, and I can’t imagine anyone better to do this job.

Thank you so, so much to each and every one of you. It has been a pleasure and an honour working with you. Although I will be stepping back to focus on my family, I will certainly be with you in spirit and cheering you on in this year’s provincial election!


Claire Kelly-Orozco

Executive Director of the Green Party of New Brunswick

In This Issue:

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Provincial Council Members
  • Upcoming Events
    • Sussex Town Hall with David Coon
    • Campaign Launch for Brian Boucher
    • Solar Home: Open House Day
    • Campaign Launch for Bruce Dryer
    • Campaign Launch for Sarah Lord
  • MLAs in Action
  • Join the Green Roots Growth Club

Volunteer Spotlight

Provincial Council Members

We owe a huge thank you to the members who have served on our Provincial Council. Their dedication, leadership, and hard work continues to drive our success. 

This month, we want to recognize the members of the last Provincial Council term for 2023:


Trevor Pinsonneault - President, Regional Councilor: South East

Ryan Spencer - President (Interim)

Jean-Claude Bourque - Vice Président Francophone

Rebecca Blaevoet - Treasurer

Burt Folkins - Secretary

David Coon - Leader

Claire Kelly-Orozco - Executive Director

Dave Wagner - Official Representative

Piper McCullough - Youth Representative

Mitchell Simon - Regional Councilor: South East

Wayne Hitchcock - Regional Councilor: South East

Andrew Conradi - Regional Councilor: South East

Kaely Scott - Regional Councilor: Fredericton-Miramichi Valley-Carleton

Thomas Ross - Regional Councilor: Fredericton-Miramichi Valley-Carleton

Eric Allain - Regional Councilor: Madawaska-Restigouche-Acadian Peninsula

Brent Harris - Policy Working Group Chair


Congratulations to our newly-elected Provincial Council members who were announced at the AGM last weekend. Thank you to all those who voted! Stay tuned for an email later this month in which we will introduce you to our Provincial Council for 2024!


Upcoming Events

Sussex-Three Rivers Town Hall

Thursday, May 2 @ 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Sussex Agricultural Museum

Register Here


Campaign Launch for Brian Boucher

Saturday, May 4 @ 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Jemseg Lions Club

Register Here


Solar Home Open House Day

Saturday, May 11 @ 10:00am to 4:00pm

110 Mazerolle Settlement Road

Register Here


Campaign Launch for Bruce Dryer

Thursday, May 16 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Brundage Point River Centre, Grand Bay Westfield

Register Here


Campaign Launch for Sarah Lord

Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Royal Court, 822 Coverdale Rd, Riverview


MLAs in Action

What does it look like to have a Green MLA represent your riding? Check our what our three MLAs, Megan Mitton, Kevin Arseneau, and David Coon, have been working on at the Green Caucus Vert website.


Join the Green Roots Growth Club

The Green Party of New Brunswick is growing, and we need your support. 

Join the Green Roots Growth Club today by becoming a monthly contributor of $20 or more. Together, let’s invest in a brighter, Greener future for New Brunswick.