Saugeen Shores Mayor appointed to Nuclear Innovation Institute Board of Directors

Luke Charbonneau - Saugeen Shores Mayor (Blackburn News file photo)

The Nuclear Innovation Institute has welcomed Saugeen Shores and Bruce County Councillor Luke Charbonneau on to its Board of Directors.

In a release, the NII confirmed Charbonneau is joining as the Bruce County member of the board, replacing former NII Bruce County Member Anne Eadie, the former Mayor of Kincardine. Charbonneau has been a Bruce County Councillor and the Mayor of Saugeen Shores since 2018, first serving on Saugeen Shores Council in 2006. He is also the former Chair of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and Saugeen Shores Police Services Board, and currently sits as Chair of the Bruce County Library Board.

The release also states that “through its membership in NII, Bruce County has been a strong supporter and partner since its inception. The County promotes NII to the broader community, utilizes it to operate programs and initiatives—including the Clean Energy Frontier Program—and gains insight and information from NII that may be applied to the County’s delivery of services.”

“I look forward to serving on the NII Board of Directors. As the Mayor of Saugeen Shores, it has been a pleasure to welcome NII to our community and now I am proud to join the board in my capacity as a Bruce County Councillor,” said Charbonneau. “NII is doing great work to accelerate innovation, embrace new technology and create a low-carbon future.”

“On behalf of NII’s Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome Luke Charbonneau to this forward-looking group as we push towards a clean energy future,” added Board Chair Mike Rencheck, President & CEO, Bruce Power. “As part of the Clean Energy Frontier, Bruce County has been a strong supporter of NII’s mission to advance new thinking in the energy sector, and Luke’s experience and enthusiasm will help us continue this work in the region and beyond.”