Lorne street Naturalized Stormwater Management Pond

About the speakers

Dwayne Acton, P.Eng
Town Engineer

Dwayne Acton joined the Town of Sackville in February 2014. Dwayne is responsible for the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Facilities, as well as other civic engineering related portfolios. He was previously employed with REHAU Industries Inc. and was considered an expert in PEX-based technologies. With REHAU, he was primarily responsible for the mechanical design of radiant heating systems across Atlantic Canada. Dwayne was previously employed with the Town of Sackville, as a Municipal Engineer from 1994-1999. Dwayne is a graduate of the former Technical University of Nova Scotia, now Dalhousie University, and holds a B. Sc. Eng. in Agricultural Engineering. Dwayne is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of New Brunswick.

Dwayne worked closely with the design team at Crandall Engineering and BDA Landscape Architects on the Town of Sackville’s first naturalized stormwater retention pond. He was the liaison person between the design team and the Town throughout the project. His engineering background was essential given the complexities of the project related to soil conditions, seasonal construction and excavation.

Jamie Burke, MCIP, RPP
Chief Administrative Officer 

Jamie Burke joined the Town of Sackville in March 2014. He has over 16 years of experience in municipal government and recently accepted the role of Chief Administrative Officer. He spent the last six years as the Senior Manager of Corporate Projects for the Town where he was responsible for the Department of Tourism and Business Development, the Department Recreation Programs and Events, Corporate Communications, and Economic Development, as well as university-community relations. He has worked in planning roles in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, including the City of Moncton and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Edinburgh, UK, and as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University. Jamie holds a B. Sc. from Mount Allison University and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (Planning) from York University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner. He is also the President of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Jamie was mainly responsible for the land assembly and communications plan associated with the project. Given that this was the Town’s first naturalized stormwater retention pond, it was essential that the project be communicated in an open and transparent way, so that the community understood the need and benefits of the project. His background in planning was a significant asset for the initiative.