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Staff shake up at the MRC: MRC director-general resigns, director of economic development hired

Brett Thoms
Campbell’s Bay November 7, 2022
Last week the MRC Pontiac saw two major senior staff changes.
It was announced late last Friday that Bernard Roy, director general of the MRC Pontiac, resigned from his position on November 4, 2022.
In a press release, Roy wrote that he decided to move on to other challenges.
“I came to the MRC Pontiac in 2016 with a background of experience previously gained in other organizations. Working with you has also been a learning experience,” wrote Roy in the release addressed to MRC staff.
“I am now at a point where it is time for me to pack up my experience and move on to other challenges. It is therefore by mutual agreement with the elected officials that I am leaving the general management of the MRC Pontiac and passing the torch. I am proud to have contributed to a renewed, involved, supportive and tightly knit management team. I am also proud to have fostered respectful, friendly and positive relationships with all MRC employees. I leave behind a wonderful team. A team at the MRC that is full of competent, dedicated and committed employees. I will keep an excellent memory of it. Thank you for your welcome over six years ago. Thank you for having trusted me over the years. Keep up the good work.”
Roy assumed the position of director general in June 2017, after serving a little over a year as assistant director general.
“I would like to thank Bernard Roy on behalf of the Council of Mayors for his years of hard work and dedication,” Warden Jane Toller wrote in the press release. “I have appreciated working together with him, especially on the revitalization of the Pontiac. We wish him every success for the future.”
The appionment of an interim director general will be voted on during an extraordinary session of the Council of Mayors this Thursday.
The MRC will also begin the search for a permanent replacement.
“We will be working on a job posting in the next week. We are hopeful that we will find a director general in the coming months,’’ said Annie Vaillancourt, director of human resources and accounting at the MRC Pontiac.
Roy’s departure represents only one staffing change at the MRC.
Earlier last week, the MRC also announced the hiring of a new director of economic development for the MRC Pontiac, which was announced at an extraordinary sitting of the Council of Mayors last Tuesday.
The council voted unanimously to hire . . .


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