LAVAL, QC, July 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ms. Martine Beaugrand, city councillor of the Fabreville district since 2009, was elected by acclamation today as interim mayor. She was sworn in at the city hall and becomes the first woman to hold the position of mayor in Laval and the seventh person since the creation of the City in 1965.
"I consider the coming weeks as mayor with the serenity and rigor that characterize me," said Ms. Beaugrand. "The last few months have been difficult for Laval and the image of the city was quite scratched. This period is now behind us and I will put all my energy to lead the municipal organization to a greater stability. "
With a degree in Finance from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, a Master's degree in Health Services Administration, Ms. Beaugrand began her professional career in the health care field, working at the Hôpital Cité de la Laval-Health and the Agency for Health and Social Services in Laval. She was also responsible for major gifts development for the Foundation of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur. Ms. Beaugrand also worked to mobilize Quebec municipalities around healthy lifestyles through the development of major projects with Acti-Menu, an organization attached to the Montreal Heart Institute.
In addition to her city councillor role, Martine Beaugrand is recognized for her involvement in the municipal sector. She holds the position of Vice-President of the Société de transport de Laval and President of the Commission sur l'environnement de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal. She is also a board member of the Laval Technopole, member of Ville de Laval's Audit Committee as well as member of the Recreation Commission, culture and community life of the Union des municipalités du Québec.
SOURCE: CITY OF LAVAL
For further information:
Marc DeBlois, directeur
Service de la vie communautaire, de la culture et des communications − Ville de Laval
450 978-6888, poste 4347