It is not without regret that I announce the departure of Mr. Rémi Bertrand, Director General of the MRC Pontiac, after eight years of loyal service to the MRC.
In a message sent to the members of MRC Pontiac Council yesterday, Rémi expressed his intention to leave the public sector to begin the next chapter of his career with a private investment and development firm.
“I leave my office with a heavy heart, but with a sense of accomplishment,” he wrote. “Thank you for your confidence and for the privilege of managing such a high-quality professional team.”
I’d be remiss not to mention Rémi Bertrand’s enormous contribution to the MRC Pontiac. A natural leader, he directed the evolution of this MRC as an organisation which is a driving force of economic development in the region. He put the conditions in place to make this MRC more open and transparent than ever. He created local jobs and reinvested in our territory by seeking and obtaining provincial and regional mandates, such as the management of vacation leases and the Table GIRT. He is at the heart of one of the few regional art collections in Quebec, an award-winning trails network, and several partnerships and service agreements with other local organisations and Outaouais MRCs, precursors of municipal management in Quebec, and more.
Rémi has performed his duties with integrity, energy, and passion. We are grateful for his outstanding contribution, and wish him every success in his future endeavours.
The MRC will take the necessary steps to fill the position as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the Deputy Director, Gabriel Lance, will act as Director General.
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