City councillor and long time Summerside resident Brian McFeely has announced that he
will be seeking the Liberal nomination in District 21, Summerside- Wilmot.
“Over the past number of weeks I have received a lot of encouragement to seek the
nomination. I’ve always had a keen interest in provincial affairs but never the time to
consider running. Now that I am semi retired I have the time necessary to dedicate
myself to the role. I believe District 21, Summerside-Wilmot, is a great place to live,
work and raise a family. I believe we are on the verge of some very good things
happening in this community and, think I can be a strong voice for the District. ”
He indicated he is excited by the Liberal Party’s commitment to grow the economy,
strengthen communities, and increase citizen engagement. He has significant public
policy experience and feels he can work effectively to ensure that the residents of
District 21, Summerside-Wilmot benefit appropriately from various government
programs and initiatives.
McFeely, recently retired after a professional career in sport and recreation that
spanned over 35 years. He began his working career as a Community Recreation
Director in Alberton and later Summerside, prior to working over 30 years in the
Provincial Government’s Sport and Recreation Division where he served as Director for
several years. In 2005 he became Co-CEO of the 2009 Canada Games that brought
significant and lasting benefits to Summerside.
Upon returning to government at the conclusion of the Games, McFeely became the
Province’s Senior Business Continuity Consultant, working with all Departments,
providing leadership for the development and implementation of a corporate wide
Business Continuity Program to ensure that over 200 programs and services critical to all
Islanders were protected from interruption if a disaster should strike. This experience
gave him a significant understanding and appreciation for the many programs and
services available throughout government.
These opportunities have provided him with extensive experience dealing with various
levels of government and delivering programs and services at both the local and
“Like a City Councillor, an individual MLA is only one voice. In order to move issues and
agenda items forward you must have the ability to work with other MLA’s and Cabinet
Ministers. I have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment on City
Council and on some very significant projects. I believe this is critical to the success of
any MLA and that City Council, my work and volunteer experiences over the years have
provided a solid foundation to serve as an MLA. ”
Presently, McFeely owns and operates McFeely Consulting, specializing in strategic
planning services, business continuity planning and revenue generation strategies for
non-profit and public sector organizations.
A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 McFeely has served
in a variety of leadership roles with numerous professional and volunteer sport, social,
cultural, church and youth organizations in Summerside, provincially and nationally. He
and his wife Mary Jane have three adult children now all living in Summerside.
“ I look forward to engaging with as many people as possible in the days leading up to
the nomination.” said McFeely.