Mayor David Kogon

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David Paul Kogon BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FSOGC

David Kogon was born and raised in Toronto. He studied undergraduate science, then medical school and subsequently post-graduate medicine, becoming an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Upon completion of his training, he and his wife Debbie, a nurse, established his medical practice at Highland View Regional Hospital in Amherst, N.S., in 1985.

They have three children, Jennifer, Nicholas (Jennifer) and Joshua (Karen), all of whom went through the local school system. They have five grandchildren, Holden, Drew, Parker, Ella and Josey.

Following 10 years of a solo practice in Amherst, he joined the medical staff at the Moncton Hospital in Moncton, N.B., while always maintaining his residence in Amherst. After 30 years, he retired from active practice in early 2016.

Besides his clinical practice, he was an educator, being an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was also heavily involved in medical administration.

His various administrative roles included chief of obstetrics and chief of surgery at Highland View. At the Moncton Hospital, he was chief of obstetrics, departmental director of medical education and program director/surgeon-in-chief.

Ultimately, he was appointed as chief of staff and medical director for Horizon Health Zone 1 Southeast New Brunswick, where he oversaw a medical staff of just shy of 300 physicians.

Kogon was very involved in sports and music as a student. Baseball was his clear-cut favorite. He coached baseball in Amherst as both sons played for many years. An avid but admittedly not a very good golfer, he has been a member of the Amherst Golf Club for 30 years and has been on the board of directors of the golf club and served as president in 2015-16.

He is honoured to have been re-elected to a second term as the mayor of the Town of Amherst and is looking forward to addressing the challenges that we currently face.



Committee of the Whole

Audit Committee

Regional Emergency Management Committee

Community Centre Steering Committee


Expenses (Recurring)

Kogon Recurring Expenses Summary

Expenses (Travel Claims)

Kogon 20231019 Senate Speaker Airport Parking

Kogon 20230924 Atlantic Mayors Congress Happy Valley Goose Bay

Kogon 20230605 NSCC Graduation Springhill

Kogon 20230525 NSP Meeting Springhill

Kogon 20230510 Joint Councils meeting Springhill

Kogon 20230505 NSFM Conference Digby

Kogon 20230425 Bill Schurman Funeral Summerside

Kogon 20230419 County Mayor CAO meeting Springhill

Kogon 20230118 Meeting with Premier Halifax

Kogon 20221024 NS Health and Cumberland Health Community Partners meeting Springhill  

Kogon 20221017 Housing Consortium Meeting Springhill

Kogon 20221001 Physician Recruitment Event St Andrews NB

Kogon 20220827 Atlantic Mayors Congress Shediac

Kogon 20220713 Mayors and CAOS meeting Oxford

Kogon 20220528 Atlantic Mayors Congress Newfoundland

Kogon 20211023 Atlantic Mayors Congress Charlottetown

Kogon 20211018 NS Health Authority Springhill

Kogon 20211011 NS Health Authority Springhill

Kogon 20200904 Atlantic Mayors Congress

Kogon 20200130 Funding Announcement Low Carbon Communities

Kogon 20190914 Physician Recruitment

Kogon 20190531 Communities Culture and Heritage Conference on Physician Recruitment

Kogon 20190509 NSFM Spring Workshop

Kogon 20190426 Atlantic Mayors Congress

Kogon 20190415 NSFM Regional Meeting

Nov. 17,2018, Physician Recruitment

June 18, 2018 - NSFM Workshop on Doctor Recruitment (Halifax)

June 2, 2018 - FCM Conference (Halifax)

May 8, 2018 - Municipal Modernization Workshop (Halifax)

April 19, 2018 - Council Code of Conduct Workshop (Truro)

April 9, 2018 - Provincial Volunteer Awards Luncheon (Halifax)

March 7, 2018 - Vibrant Communities Symposium (Dartmouth)

Feb 2, 2018 - Urban Mayors Conference (Bridgewater)

Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2017 - UNSM Conference (Halifax)

Aug 25, 2017 - Mayors & Wardens (Halifax)

May 10 - May 11, 2017 - UNSM Conference (Antigonish)

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016 - UNSM Conference (Halifax)

Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2016 - New Council Orientation (Truro)



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