At the regular meeting of the MRC d’Argenteuil held on November 22, 2017, the council of the MRC proceeded to the election of the prefect and the deputy warden, in accordance with the provisions of the Act on municipal territorial organization. Scott Pearce, Mayor of Gore Township, was elected by acclamation by his Council colleagues and will begin a third term at the Prefecture.

The Mayor of the City of Lachute, Mr. Carl Péloquin, was also elected by acclamation by his peers for a second term as Deputy Prefect. Mayor of the Township of Gore since November 2004, Pearce also served as Alternate Prefect of the MRC d’Argenteuil during two consecutive terms, from November 2009 to November 2013. Actively involved in the community Pearce is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) since 2009, where he is Vice-Chair of the International Relations Committee and Vice-Chair of the Quebec Caucus.

He thanked his colleagues on the MRC council for their confidence and reiterated his commitment to defend, to the best of his abilities, the interests of the citizens of the MRC d’Argenteuil.