Bill Karsten, First Vice-President
Bill Karsten was elected to Halifax Regional Council during the 2004 election to represent District 7, Portland - East Woodlawn. He was re-elected in 2012 to represent District 3, Dartmouth South Eastern Passage. Councillor Karsten is a member of a variety of HRM Boards and Committees.
Councillor Karsten has lived in Halifax, District 7 for 25 years with his wife Muriel and his two daughters, Kerry and Meaghan. He has a 30-year business background in Sales, Marketing and Management. Most recently he spent 22 years as District Manager (Atlantic Canada) for Curtis Industries of Canada Ltd.
A dedicated volunteer, he has coached several Woodlawn Softball teams, organized local and provincial tournaments and has done extensive fundraising. He was an active member of the Canadian Cancer Society. His most recent volunteer efforts include serving as Vice President of Child Find Nova Scotia and on the Board of Directors of Child Find Canada.