Biographical sketch

Biography

Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin was elected as the Municipal Councillor for Buckingham in 2009, and as Mayor of Gatineau on November 3, 2013. He was born in 1968 in Buckingham, and has been involved in his community for a great many years. His proudest achievement to date remains the role he played in reviving the Laiterie de l'Outaouais, a project that mobilized the entire region.

Mr. Pedneaud-Jobin has a master's degree in regional development from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. The focus of his studies was the relationship between the Outaouais and Ottawa. He also made a name for himself as a regional affairs commentator, working with numerous media for several years. He is married, with three children. 

Before making his move into politics, he worked for five years as assistant to the CEO of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais.

 Mr. Pedneaud-Jobin is the founding member of Projet Gatineau, a municipal policy think tank, as well as the founder and head of Action Gatineau, the new city of Gatineau's first political party.

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Master's in regional development from the Université du Québec en Outaouais (2013). Thesis on the relationship between the Outaouais region and its neighbour, Ottawa.
  • Bachelor's in political science, specializing in Canadian politics, University of Ottawa (1992)

Employment

  • Mayor of Gatineau (2013–)
  • Head of Action Gatineau (2012–)
  • Municipal Councillor for the Buckingham district (2009-2013)
  • Full-time master's studies (2007-2009)
  • Assistant to the CEO of  the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais (2002-2007)

Community involvement

  • Member, Conseil économique régional de l'Outaouais (2010-2011)
  • Member, committee to revive the laiterie de l'Outaouais (2006 - 2010)
  • President, Coopérative des consommateurs de la laiterie de l'Outaouais (May 2007 - 2010)
  • Member, committee to finance the roof repairs for the Saint-Grégoire de Nazianze church (2008-2010)
  • Member, governing board,  École Saint-Laurent (2006 - 2009)
  • Founding member, Projet Gatineau, a municipal policy think tank (2008)
  • Member, Club Optimiste de Buckingham (2000 -)

Awards and recognition

  • 2007 personality of the year, Buckingham
  • Community-University Research Alliance award for social innovation and community development, regional social and economic development axis (2008)
  • Award of excellence, Fondation de l'UQO (2008)

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