District One Councillor
Proud Lazaroise for nearly 22 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.
The town of Saint-Lazare has grown a lot in the last 20 years. Long gone are the days where we had our own police patrolling our streets. I've been seeing for a while, people with a great dissatisfaction with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) services and a huge misconception...
In these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all show courage, personal sacrifice and above all community solidarity. We must work as a team and that depends on the involvement of each of us. Public health authorities are asking us to stay at home to...
In these difficult times and in light of the COVID-19 epidemic, I wanted to take the time to let our residents know that the city of Saint-Lazare has been working very hard at trying to take the appropriate actions to protect, help and inform it’s citizens. I also...
The sad state of the recycling industry is continually in the news creating worries and heated debates. There’s no denying, there is a huge issue across Québec which needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Because people are starting to lose trust in the process,...
As the population keeps growing, we continue losing valuable green space and agricultural land due to development. Urban sprawl is happening everywhere and we definitely have played a part in it but we’re also affected by its consequences. Urban sprawl is responsible...
Council meeting December 10, 2019 I understand that some were concerned about the lifting of the moratorium, so I wanted to share a message to residents which I felt was important. Here is my message which I shared during the council meeting: The orientations of the...
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.
Sustainable development means to meet our needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the environment and without compromising the ability of future generations. We need to make sure that the environment is a priority in all our decisions.
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.