Churence Rogers has a proven track record of fighting for a stronger middle class, and for every family working hard to join it throughout Bonavisa-Burin-Trinity. After a long and successful career as a community leader and teacher, he now wants to work with Justin Trudeau to help create good new jobs right here in our communities.
Churence was born and raised in Centreville-Wareham-Trinity. He has served as its Mayor since 2009, and previously served as Mayor of Harbour Breton from 1997 to 2003.
From 2011 to 2015, Churence also served as President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL). Under his leadership, MNL negotiated a new fiscal framework arrangement with the provincial government that invested millions of dollars annually into municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador, helping to improve the lives of families throughout our province. At the same time, he served on the national Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and as the Chair of its Atlantic Caucus.
Churence and his wife Yvonne are the proud parents of two adult children and have four grandchildren. He also enjoys fishing and hunting, playing hockey and golf, and spending time on his ATV or snowmobiling.