Guillaume Boudreau leaves MRC

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François Carrier
Local Journalism Initiative

MRC PONTIAC – The new year will find the Economic Development Department of MRC Pontiac once again seeking a director. Current director Guillaume Boudreau, hired in November of last year, is now stepping down from the position.

The job offer has already been posted on the MRC website. At the time of going to press, the MRC had not yet returned calls from the Journal, but according to information obtained, Boudreau had other plans for the continuation of his career.

The office of the Director of Economic Development has had a revolving door. Boudreau succeeded Cyndy Phillips, hired in February 2020, who took the place of Danielle Newman, who left the MRC in January 2020. Émilie Chazelas, who held the position before Newman, resigned from the position in May 2018. She replaced Marc Fortin, who left his position in November 2016.

Among various tasks, the director will have to create and maintain business relationships with government ministries, organizations and institutions, as well as with local and regional partners, while ensuring a close link with all the municipalities of the MRC. The person will also be responsible for supervising research and studies to assess the potential of certain economic development projects in the region, such as Energy from Waste, which involves the installation of an incinerator to create electricity from the burning of municipal waste.

Applicants will need to submit their application by January 31, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. This is a fulltime executive position, 37.5 hours per week, the annual salary is between $86,374 and $113,662 depending on the candidate’s experience.