Colette Roy Laroche

former Mayor, Lac-Megantic

Career : Elementary school teacher , Education consultant, Director of Educational Services and Executive Director of the School Board Lac-Mégantic

Studies : Teaching certificate, teaching license, credit Master of Education University of Sherbrooke

Mayor lac- Mégantic from 2002-2015

  • First woman elected mayor of lac- Mégantic

Professional, non-professional and community activities

  • Member of the Board of the Local Development Centre (CLD) of Granite, since 2002
  • Member of the regional conference of elected Estrie (CRE) since 2002
  • Member of the Board of the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ ) since 2006
  • Trustee on the board of directors of the National School of firefighters since 2006
  • Trustee on the board of directors of the Corporation Fleurons Quebec since 2006
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CEGEP Beauce-Appalaches, 1999-2000
  • President of the Regional Development Table of vocational training in the Eastern Townships , 1996-1997
  • Member of the Board of Education, 1992-1995
  • President of the Union of Teachers of the Megantic region , 1963-1965
  • Co-Chair of the Tax Equity Table, consolidation project of the City of Lac-Mégantic with the municipalities of Frontenac, Township Marston and Nantes in 2002
  • Member of the Assembly of members of the University of Sherbrooke, 2002-2006
  • Trustee on the board of directors of the Corporation of the University Centre of the Appalachians, 2002-2009
  • Honorary Chair of the fundraising campaign of the Foundation of the Library of Lac-Mégantic in 2002
  • Mission in France for the implementation of rural family houses in 1999
  • Member of the Committee on the job evaluation of school managers MEQ, 1999
  • Member of the Operating Committee 55, in the Parent Report on school reform in Quebec, 1963-1964


  • Meritorious Service Cross, 2014
  • Knight of the National Order of Quebec, 2014
  • Francine Ruest-Jutras Price, UMQ, 2014
  • Recipient of the Merit Estrien Tribune 2002 and 2013
  • Recipient of the Partner Year Awards Gala industrial Regional House Estrie
  • Recipient of the Bronze Medal of the Order of academic merit of the Federation of Quebec School Boards 1998

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