The City of Lévis will have to recruit a new director general. In office since 2015, Simon Rousseau returns to the City of Gatineau to occupy the same position.
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The Gatineau city council unanimously approved, Tuesday morning, his hiring as general manager for a period of 7 years.
Proud of her achievement, Mayor France Bélisle was full of praise for Mr. Rousseau, who was recruited after a “rigorous selection process”.
“It’s a great day for Gatineau (…) I sincerely believe that we have found a champion in the person of Mr. Simon Rousseau. I am so happy that we have found a leader for our organization, ”she said at a public meeting.
Mr. Rousseau, she added, “could have chosen to go to work in another city but he chose us”, she congratulated herself, extolling the merits of this 50-year-old senior manager who had nevertheless come to sign a contract extension with the City of Lévis.
Simon Rousseau had previously held the position of Director of Recreation, Sports and Community Development between 2005 and 2011 at the City of Gatineau, where his wife is from.
He then moved to the Quebec region to hold similar positions as well as a position as borough director at the City of Quebec until 2015, before becoming the highest official of the City of Lévis.
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