Mr. Robert Grimaudo, Mayor
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Mrs. Genevieve Lachance, district 1 councillor
Proud Lazaroise for nearly 20 years, mother of three children, and business owner, Genevieve Lachance moved to Saint-Lazare along with her husband in 1998 looking for a healthy and safe place to raise a family with plenty of green space to enjoy.
Having worked in the financial service industry for almost 15 years including working as a Financial Service Manager at the National Bank in both Hudson and St‑Lazare, Mrs. Lachance has been involved with the local community on several different levels.
As a city councillor, she would like to work closely with the community to ensure that the decisions taken reflects the desires and needs of the citizens. Being accessible and encouraging transparency is also very important to her.
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Mr. Pierre Casavant, district 2 councillor
Pierre and his wife moved to Saint-Lazare for the love of horses and nature. Coming from the South Shore, for most people it was a little-known community of unique country charm and quality of life.
Now as a resident of Saint-Lazare for 23 years, Pierre has been involved in various activities from the beginning, such as co-creator of the Committee for the Protection of the Environment (CPE) a grassroots group of citizens who worked on environmental initiatives for over 10 years, most notably the Bordelais Bog, as well as volunteering for the Club Équestre les Forestiers (CEF), the Heart Foundation, Moisson Montreal and community fundraisers.
Having worked over 35 years for a major telecommunications company in Montreal that involved working abroad, supporting various corporations in their communications platforms, and a 5-month assignment for the Vancouver Olympics, Pierre is now retired. In his new role as councillor, he is looking forward to working for our community to ensure that the best possible decisions reflect the priorities of our citizens overall, particularly in sustainable development, protection of our ecological wealth and equestrian heritage that together give Saint Lazare the unique country charm and quality of life we all cherish.
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Mr. Benoît Tremblay, district 3 councillor
After a life in uniform, notably as a wildlife conservation officer in Northern Quebec, Benoit Tremblay became a lawyer in 1986 following studies at the University of Montreal.
I was involved with Aboriginal peoples across Canada for more than 30 years, notably with the Grand Council of Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Atikamekw Nation Council, the communities of Akwesasne (Mohawk) and Waswanipi (Cree), of Pikogan and Lac-Simon in Abitibi (Algonquins), at Naotkamegwanning (Ojibway, Ontario), in Manitoba and at the Assembly of First Nations as an assistant to National Chief Ovide Mercredi and with the Indian Claims Commission (now the Specific Claims Tribunal).
Retired since January 2019, he is involved in his writings, his tomato garden and his readings. He has four children, 8 grand children and 2 great grand children.
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Mr. Michel Poitras, district 4 councilor
A resident since 1989, Saint-Lazare is where Michel chose to start his family. From the very start, he was involved in the community as a Little League baseball coach, helping the team win the first provincial championships in 2002. Michel also took on the role as president of the softball league for 2 years.
Michel was also involved in a wide range of other activities including the Cyclotour, Au Galop Festival, the Stallions and the Relay for Life, to name a few.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the Business Association, acting as Vice-President as well as president of the AGASL golf tournament, which raises money that is reinvested in the community through sporting associations, the palliative care residence and the Au Galop Festival.
In 2016, he created a citizens’ committee in association with the Town in an effort to obtain a subsidy from the provincial government and the Town to provide assistance to residents with homes that have sinking homes.
The Town of Saint-Lazare has great potential, and my role as councillor is to be as transparent as possible and make the best possible decisions for the future of Saint-Lazare.
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Mr. Richard Chartrand, district 5 councillor
- Elementary school in Saint-Lazare
- High School at Collège Bourget in Rigaud
- Cégep at Collège de Valleyfield
1970 to 1971: Computer Science
1971 to 1972: Theatre
- National Theatre School
Training – Production Manager, Director, Lighting Engineer
– Since the age of 14: Worked in the family business in St-Lazare
-Summer 1973: Production Manager, Tour of children’s theatre show in Lac St-Jean
-1974: Manager with Compagnie Des Deux Chaises for the creation of Bonjour La Bonjour text by Michel Tremblay, Production: André Brassard
A Quebec tour: Place des Arts in Montreal, Grand Théâtre in Québec, National Arts Centre in Ottawa
as well as Sherbrooke, Shawinigan and more.
-1976: Producer of Réssurrec-Son—a show in celebration of Saint-Lazare’s 100th anniversary featuring : MANÈGE, OCTOBRE, OFFENBACH.
-1976: Manager of Chez Maurice in Saint-Lazare
-1980: General Manager of Chez Maurice in Saint-Lazare
-1990: Co-owner of Chez Maurice in St-Lazare
-2000: Artistic Director and Marketing Manager for Chez Maurice in Saint-Lazare
– 1998: Acknowledgement from Lucien Bouchard for assisting Saint-Lazare during the Ice Storm
– 2003 to 2008: Member of the panel of judges at the Gala des Oliviers,
vote for Discovery of the Year
– 2004 to 2014: Member of the Académie des Felix,
vote in the specialized category for the ADISQ gala
– 2004 to 2015: President of the Association des Gens d’Affaires de Saint-Lazare (AGASL)
– 2006 to 2008: Member of the Relay for Life Honorary Committee
– 2008: Member of the meeting for all business association presidents (RAGAV)
– 2009: Recognition certificate from Héma Québec (15th donation) – ongoing
– 2010: Member of the committee for mobilization of the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital
– 2013: President of RAGAV
– 2014: Member of the Board of Directors for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Chamber of Commerce
– 2015: Member of the Saint-Lazare Commercial Revitalization Committee
– 2016: Member of the Board of Directors for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital Foundation
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Mr. Brian Trainor, district 6 councillor
Having decided to leave the West Island in 2011, the search for a more relaxed style of life brought Brian Trainor to Saint-Lazare and its' more friendly and country atmosphere.
A professional accountant (CPA, CMA) for 35 years, Mr. Trainor retired from the daily routine of the work place in 2014 in order to focus on areas of personal interest.
With a long-time interest in politics and a desire to contribute to the community, Mr. Trainor looks forward to using his financial and management experience in order to not only maintain but to improve the quality of life for the residents of Saint‑Lazare in his position as town councillor.
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