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Reelect DAWN ARNOLD Mayor


energy. passion. commitment.

About dawn

Elected as Mayor in May 2016, Dawn Arnold brings a vision to #KeepMonctonMoving by positively impacting the health, wealth and happiness of every citizen, both for today and into the future. She was first elected in 2012 as Councillor at Large and quickly earned the reputation of being one of Moncton’s most active, involved and accessible Councillors.

In her mandate as Mayor, Dawn, in collaboration with Council, saw through the responsible completion of several key projects, including the $113M Avenir Centre (on time, and on budget). 

She has also committed to keeping City Hall open for businesses and making it easier for local businesses to grow and thrive. A strong advocate of transparency and community engagement, Dawn encourages dialogue with residents on important issues with the goal of building a City where individuals of all backgrounds and income levels can live, work and play. 

In 1999, Dawn became involved with the Frye Festival and served as its Chair for 15 years. A passionate supporter of local arts and culture, she wanted to create a platform that would celebrate the works of New Brunswick’s French and English authors, put Moncton on the world stage and inspire students to read, write and think critically. 

Dawn’s passion for her community has also been evident through her leadership in and contribution to numerous events and groups, including the Moncton West and Riverview Rotary Club, the Beaverbrook Lunch Ladies, and her “Moncton’s Big Idea Contest” with Grade 4s. A proud member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate Change, the Cities of New Brunswick Executive Committee, the Provincial Local Governance Reform Advisory Committee and many others. 

Dawn is a recipient of the Order of New Brunswick, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award and two Paul Harris Fellowships. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has done further education at Harvard, Université Paul-Valéry and Saint Mary's University (ICD.D). Dawn is married to Paul Goobie and is mother to Emma and Zack. Her favourite activities include Saturday mornings at the Farmers' Market, cycling the City’s trails, cross-country skiing at Centennial Park and supporting the many great restaurants and businesses across the City. 

With the energy and passion to continue growing a better and more dynamic community, Dawn is eager to hear suggestions and ideas from all Monctonians. 




  • Cities of New Brunswick Association Executive Committee 

  • City of Moncton Employees Pension Board 

  • Marché Moncton Market Complex Commission 

  • Mayor's Seniors Advisory Committee 

  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee 

  • Moncton Industrial Development 

  • Order of Moncton 

  • Southeast Regional Service Commission

  • Enhancing Democracy Implementation Committee

  • Codiac Regional Policing Authority

  • Atlantic Mayors Congress

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