Nomination Date: 11/05/2019
Kevin Copley was born in a small Cape Breton community to loving, hard-working parents. He is the grandson of a miner and a farmer and from an early age he was taught the value of hard work and the importance of community and helping others.
He moved to Halifax in 2000 to attend college and later graduated from Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture and Planning with a Bachelor of Community Design.
Since 2009, Kevin has been living in Beaver Bank with his wife Jennifer and their two sons and baby daughter. As a young husband and father, he understands the challenges facing young families and is troubled by the rising cost of living, stagnating wage growth, and worsening education and health care in his province.
Kevin has been active in his community and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Beaver Bank Community Awareness Association, as a member of the Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary School Advisory Council, as a member of HRM’s North West Planning Advisory Committee, and he regularly attends public meetings where he isn’t afraid of standing up to discuss the issues that impact his community.
For the past 15 years, Kevin has had a successful career in the private sector in industries including telecommunications, oil & gas, and most recently industrial automation. He has had the opportunity to work with partners across a number of sectors, including automotive, tire & rubber, oil & gas, energy, pulp & paper, food & beverage, and pharmaceuticals and he brings a strong understanding of and appreciation for the Canadian companies, small and large, that drive our economy.
Much like his grandparents and parents before him, Kevin believes that it is our duty to create a country where everyone can prosper, to leave our future generations better off than we are today, and to ensure Canada remains the, “True North Strong and Free”.