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Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin was born in Buckingham, and went on to earn a master's degree in regional development from the Université du Québec en Outaouais, where he studied the historical evolution of the relationship between the Outaouais and Ottawa. He spent years working with his community before being elected Municipal Councillor for Buckingham in 2009, and later Mayor of Gatineau on November 3, 2013. In 2017, he was re-elected to that position, at which time he also took over as chair of the Caucus des maires des grandes villes de l'Union des municipalités du Québec, a strategic role aimed at influencing the relationship between municipalities and the Government of Quebec.

Since becoming mayor, he has focused on a series of investments to modernize the bicycle paths and the municipal library network, as well as on implementing a vision of land use planning to improve the quality of life in neighbourhoods and make our communities more sustainable.

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)