Alain Desjardins

General Manager
Ville de Candiac | Canada

Alain Desjardins has been involved in the municipal world for over 28 years. He graduated from Université du Québec à Montréal and held various management positions in operations and finance at Bell Canada for 29 years. He also held the position of Deputy Head of Capital Management for the Large Business Division. In 2009, he received the Bravo Award, the highest honor an employee can receive. In 2010, he left Bell to become Director of Sustainable Development at the City of Châteauguay, where the departments of engineering, public works, urban planning, environmental health and economic development report to him. In 2013, he became General Manager of the City of Plessisville. Under his leadership, several projects aimed at reducing GHGs, protecting the environment and public health were carried out, such as:

– First city to complete the 5 stages of the PPC program;

– Implementation of the FIME program;

– Implementation of the SAUVéR car-sharing program;

– Implementation of the Sustainable Housing program;

– The MADA program;

– Projet Pilote Vieillissement en santé (Pilot Project for Healthy Aging);

– “Ma Maison Bienveillante” Project (“My Benevolent House”);

– Thesis on smart cities for the ADGMQ.

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