District One Councillor
Proud Lazaroise for nearly 20 years, mother of three children, and business owner, Genevieve Lachance moved to Saint-Lazare along with her husband in 1998 looking for a healthy and safe place to raise a family with plenty of green space to enjoy.
Having worked in the financial service industry for almost 15 years including working as a Financial Service Manager at the National Bank in both Hudson and St‑Lazare, Mrs. Lachance has been involved with the local community on several different levels.
As a city councillor, she would like to work closely with the community to ensure that the decisions taken reflects the desires and needs of the citizens. Being accessible and encouraging transparency is also very important to her.
During the last council meeting on December 5th, there were around 50 people in the audience. The attendance at the last two council meetings has been really great, let’s hope it continues! Citizen engagement is crucial for proper functioning of our democratic system....read more
Photo Credit: Your Local Journal On Tuesday November 21st, 2017 the new council had their first monthly council meeting in the new town hall. Some more improvements still needed to be done such as adding microphones in the room and better location for the TV screens...read more
Although in regular times council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, for this November the first Council meeting with the newly elected council members is this coming Tuesday November 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the new town hall, located at 1960 chemin...read more
Saint-Lazare Public consultation November 14, 2017 regarding rezoning changes to C-054, C-056, C-058, C-060, C-076, and C-078. Approximately 18 people attended the public meeting. *The zoning for the area directly around Mon Village (C-052 and H-053) was already...read more
On November 5th, 2017 the town of Saint-Lazare elected a new mayor and 6 council members. From left to right, Michel Poitras district 4, Brian Trainor district 6, Martin Couture district 3, Pamela Tremblay district 2, Richard Chartrand district 5, Genevieve Lachance...read more
THE ROLE OF A MUNICIPAL COUNCILLOR is to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality. Councillors should in my opinion also ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the...read more
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!
Let’s work together to ensure sound management of our city and responsible spending, done with integrity, honesty and openly for the benefit and well-being of all our citizens!
Unnecessarily spending money on extravagant projects puts pressure on families, retirees and people living on fixed incomes who are often struggling to make ends meet.
The big projects and excess spending in recent years and planned future projects will inevitably increase our taxes drastically in the coming years. I would like to reduce excessive spending to maintain a reasonable tax rate.
COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPARENCY
Doing more than the minimum to ensure that citizens are well informed about municipal projects which will have a direct impact on their daily lives is paramount. Let’s make sure we provide all important information to our community in an efficient and timely manner.
Listening, understanding the real needs of our citizens and empathy are essential in the duties of a councillor to understand the impact of our decisions on the population.
Encouraging constructive involvement and input from the community during the planning process, well before decisions are made would ensure that it accurately reflects community objectives.
Being a councillor means representing the voice of our citizens who are part of our beautiful community!
Maintaining and improving the state of infrastructure should definitely be our main priority!
Brown water, sinking houses, landslide zones, sewers issues, possible future water shortage should all be addressed urgently. Residents should not have to plead their case for years to be heard!
Promote active, healthy living for people of all ages and abilities by providing the necessary programs and facilities that foster wellness and leisure.
Improve community involvement of both the youth and senior populations.
Support the vision of a safe, beautiful, and connected community which we can be proud to live in.