Brownsburg-Chatham’s new clerk has been on the job for nearly one month now.

Pierre-Alain Bouchard attended his first council meeting on April 2.

“I’m happy to join the team in Brownsburg-Chatham,” Bouchard said in a series of brief remarks to council and residents.

The municipality chose to include responsibilities for legal affairs in the new position.

Bouchard already has four years of experience in municipal government in other parts of Québec.  He worked for the James Bay regional government for two years, and for the municipality of Rivière-Rouge, located north of Mont-Tremblant.

The clerk`s position had been vacant for nearly a year.

Fire chief

Brownsburg-Chatham council has also appointed a new fire chief for the municipality.

Michel Robert was officially approved as the new chief on April 2.

Mayor Catherine Trickey said Robert was appointed following “a rigorous selection process.”

Robert had previously served as deputy chief and had been serving as acting chief since February 5 when former chief Richard Laporte resigned.

The Brownsburg-Chatham fire department has stations in Brownsburg, St-Philippe, and Pine Hill.

Brownsburg-Chatham Fire Chief Michel Robert. Photo: James Morgan