The Director General of the City of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Christian Bellemare, has confirmed his retirement, at the end of a fruitful 29-year career with the City. .He will step down as CEO on March 1.
According to the city’s announcement, Christian Bellemare was first Director General of the Economic Development Corporation of Saint-Eustache (CODESE), from 1994 to 1999, then Director of Administrative Services and Economic Development of the City, from 1999 to 2004, where he was appointed Director general. Upon his appointment, Christian Bellemare breathed an extraordinary dynamism into the municipal apparatus. Endowed with an avant-garde vision, and totally invested in his task, this seasoned manager, with skills recognized throughout the municipal sector in Quebec, knew how to mobilize all of his collaborators around values oriented towards a philosophy entirely focused on service to citizens.
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Under his leadership, the City has experienced remarkable growth, particularly with the establishment of a one-stop service center, the Saint-Eustache Multiservice (SEM), and the establishment of major sports, cultural and outdoor facilities such as the Guy-Bélisle library, the multisport complex, the aquatic complex, the Paul-Sauvé promenade and the Saint-Eustache Nature park. Highly oriented towards the harmonious and balanced development of his city, Christian Bellemare has, among other major projects, masterfully piloted the development of the Regional Institutional Crossroads (CIR) and that of the Albatros business park, the redevelopment of Vieux-Saint -Eustache, the acquisition of the Autodrome land and, most recently, the establishment of an agricultural innovation zone, an innovative project combining economy, sustainable development and food autonomy, which will position Saint-Eustache as a model of the new agriculture in Quebec.
“It is with deep gratitude for his immense contribution to the social and economic development of Saint-Eustache that we pay tribute to this exceptional manager, who, with vision, tenacity, and passion, left an indelible mark on his city. We wholeheartedly wish him a second slice of life as rewarding on a professional and human level as his remarkable career with the City will have been,” said the mayor of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Pierre Charron. M. François Bélanger was nominated to succed him as DG of Ville de Saint-Eustache.