Suzanne Roy, mayor of Sainte-Julie, who was the interim head of the Union of municipalities of Quebec (UMQ) since last fall, was formally elected president of the organization.
This is what we learned in a press release issued Wednesday by the UMQ. In the current context of a health crisis, the terms of office of all officers and members of the executive committee of the UMQ has been renewed for a period of one year.
“I am very honored by the confidence that gives me today the Board of directors of the UMQ. The crisis of the COVID-19 has shoved everyone, and including me. I never thought I would regain service as president of our union,” said Ms. Roy.
President of the UMQ from 2014 to 2016, Suzanne Roy has had to replace at short notice the immediate past president, Alexandre Cusson, when the latter announced, at the end of 2019, he left his duties to get in the race to the leadership of the liberal Party of Quebec.
Last week, Mr. Cusson, ex-mayor of Drummondville, however, has thrown in the towel.