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Two first nominations at the new Grand Falls Regional Municipality

Grand-Falls Regional Municipality (August 11 2022) – The Transition Committee for the Grand Falls Regional Municipality is announcing the nomination of two senior administrators of the new municipality. Mr Éric Gagnon will be first Chief Executive Officer of the municipality, while Mr John Morrisey will be its first Director of Corporate Services. These nominations have been confirmed by the Hon Daniel Allain, following the recommendation of the Transition Committee.

The application of Mr. Gagnon has been retained following a public contest and a rigorous selection process, by a committee composed of experience persons outside of the municipal sphere.

Mr. Gagnon brings to the new municipality a rich experience in the municipal world. After obtaining a degree from University of Sherbrooke in geography, he worked as land use planning officer with the Valley District Planning Commission and the North West Regional Planning Commission for thirteen years, before leading the establishment and directing the Planning Division at the town of Grand Falls from 2014 to 2021. He is the Chief administrative officer at the Town of Grand Falls since January 2022.

Since the release of the white paper on the Local Governance Reform by the provincial government in the fall of 2021, Mr. Gagnon is actively involved in the Transition technical Committee for the Grand Falls Regional Municipality.

Mr. Gagnon’s skills and experience are a very valuable asset to help the new Grand Falls Regional Municipality to rapidly and efficiently launch its activities in January 2023.

Mr. Gagnon and Mr. Morissey will be in office with the official launching of the new Grand Falls Regional Municipality on January 1st, 2023.

The Transition Committee is also announcing the nomination of Mr. John Morrisey, currently Chief Administrative Officer with the Saint-André Rural Community, as Director of Corporate services for the Grand Falls Regional Municipality. Mr. Morrisey holds a BA degree in Administration and a master degree in Public Administration from the University of Moncton. He is also actively involved in the Transition Technical Committee since the announcement of the Reform.

The Transition Committee is particularly pleased to be able to count on two pillars of the municipal world in the province to work on building the new regional municipality as of Jan 2023.

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For information : Lise Ouellette, Local government transition facilitato, 506-736-8172


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