Councillor Lorelei Nicoll was elected to Halifax Regional Council in October 2008, representing District 4, Cole Harbour-Westphal. In November 2014 she was elected Deputy Mayor for a one-year term. She currently serves as Chair of the Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council, Chair of the Transportation Standing Committee, Vice-Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Standing Committee as well as being a member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
Born and raised in an Acadian community in Nova Scotia, Lorelei has resided in Cole Harbour for 33 years. Prior to entering politics, she owned and operated an interior design company while raising three children. Lorelei has a genuine interest in the well-being of her community and its residents. Her community volunteer work includes leadership roles from Beaver Leader to Board Member. She has been a member of School Advisory Committees at all three school levels, chairing at the elementary and senior high levels. Lorelei is a member of the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, Cole Harbour Harvest Festival Society, Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association as well as serving on the Board of Directors at Cole Harbour Place.
Lorelei believes that listening to people and working together can bring great results, a philosophy she brings to the job as Councillor. Lorelei believes strongly in giving back to the community and its residents. She believes in engaging communities, building on collaboration across the region to achieve safer, more welcoming and inclusive neighbourhoods with a focus on planning for the future.
In addition to being passionate to the needs of her residents, Lorelei is passionate about issues and challenges that women face. As an Acadian woman, Lorelei has experienced first hand the challenges women face entering the political realm. Lorelei cares deeply about gender equality and issues faced by those interested in getting involved in politics. Lorelei has been successful in having free menstrual products available in HRM facilities and in creating the Women’s Advisory Committee.