The Naming Committee of Entity 51 wants to hear from you – Submit your name ideas for Entity 51!

Please Note: Local Governance Reform (LGR) is a Provincial initiative. The following update is based on information received by the Province. 

Update as of March 11, 2022

The naming process is to determine a name for the governing body of Entity 51 only, which will include the communities of Grand Bay-Westfield, Nerepis and the properties along Campbell Road. Entity 51 is a temporary name assigned by the Province.

Nerepis and Grand Bay-Westfield will continue to be the names of those respective communities.

For the most current news, information and FAQs related to Entity 51, please visit

Published: March 9, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

In November 2021, the Province of New Brunswick released a White Paper on Local Governance Reform. As a result of the modernization of New Brunswick’s local governance system, the neighbouring communities of Grand Bay-Westfield and a portion (55%) of the Local Service District (LSD) of Westfield West will be amalgamated. Until a community name is determined, these two communities are known as Entity 51.

Please Note: This is the submission of name ideas only. This is not the voting stage of the naming process. The voting stage of the naming process will be communicated at a later date.

Have your say by submitting your name ideas for Entity 51!

The Naming Committee of Entity 51 is requesting name ideas from residents, businesses and organizations of Grand Bay-Westfield and the portion of the LSD of Westfield West. Naming a community is a very important decision; it is a part of ensuring Entity 51 is a welcoming community to live, grow and thrive. Residents, businesses and organizations in both communities have the opportunity to participate in this democratic decision-making process.

“The Committee is excited to give the residents of our two communities a democratic choice on the name of our town. We hope every resident will take the time to submit their ideas for the contest in this first stage of the name review!” – Jon Taylor, Chair of the Naming Committee of Entity 51.


Visit to submit your name ideas by selecting the “Submit Your Entity 51 Name Ideas” icon to complete the online form.

Name submissions may also be completed at the Town Office:
609 River Valley Drive (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Residents of all ages, organizations and businesses of Grand Bay-Westfield and the portion of the LSD of Westfield West. Local schools have been notified and encouraged to participate in the naming submission process.

Name submissions which are selected to be on the final ballot will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a gift card to a local business. For full contest rules, visit here. It has been predetermined by Council that the name “Grand Bay-Westfield” will automatically be included on the final voting ballot.

Monday, March 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Atlantic Time)

This information is also being sent by mail to all residents and businesses within the boundaries of Entity 51.