Sainte-Barbe mayor Louise Lebrun will continue to represent the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional Council as prefect for another two-year term. Lebrun was re-elected to the position she has now held since 2015 during the regular meeting of the regional council on November 22.
“It is an honour to represent the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent council while continuing to support the strategic development of this magnificent region with my colleagues,” said Lebrun.
During the meeting, the mayors of the thirteen municipalities of the Haut-Saint-Laurent also agreed that Huntingdon mayor André Brunette, Très-Saint-Sacrement mayor Agnes McKell, Dundee mayor Linda Gagnon, and Franklin mayor Yves Métras would each serve consecutively as deputy prefects for six-month periods over the next two years.
In addition to chairing the regular meetings of the regional council, the prefect is responsible for representing the MRC at the regional and supra-regional levels regarding planning and development.
A second term for Miguel Lemieux
The mayor of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Miguel Lemieux, was re-elected for a second term as prefect of the MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry. His appointment follows a vote during the November 22 regular meeting of the Council of Mayors. Yves Daoust, the mayor of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, will serve as deputy prefect.
“It’s an honour to represent the MRC’s interests for a second term,” said Lemieux, noting the region is expanding and he is particularly pleased to be playing such a role in the region’s development. “I am motivated by the confidence shown by my colleagues, and it’s in this spirit of collaboration that we will continue to undertake major projects for the good of our communities,” he added. (SR)