CRE celebrates ten years
The first ten years of the Conference regionale des elus de l’Estrie (CRE de l’Estrie) were highlighted at the organization’s monthly meeting on June 18th, in Frontenac.
“The emergence of the CRE in 2004 was an important moment in the development of Quebec. For the Estrie and all the regions, the CRE promotes dialogue between elected officials, organizations and the government. In the Estrie, we
continue to work together and to continue in this way, we have a five-year development plan,” said the president of the CRE de l’Estrie, Jacques Demers, also the mayor of SteCatherine de Hatley .
“To recognize and bet on the strength of those actors of regional development has always been at the heart of our actions. Today, more than ever, I am very proud to be the general director of this organization,” continued Mrs. Wolfe, the general director of the CRE de l’Estrie.
“Thanks to the CRE de l’Estrie, each city, each village, each MRC has the chance to contribute to the development of its region and in the attainment of ambitious objectives that could not be realized in isolation,” commented Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny who is also the first vice-president of the CRE de l’Estrie.
The Granit MRC prefect, Maurice Bernier, was the president of the CRE de l’Estrie between 2009 and 2013. Having played an important role in the creation of the Reseau des CRE du Quebec, he was the spokesperson in 2013. “It was a privilege to be the president of the CRE de l’Estrie for four years. During this time, I had a ringside seat in an organization that is indispensable to the development of the region. I made it a priority for the CRE de l’Estrie to be proactive in its support of municipalities,” said Mr. Bernier.
Some CRE de l’Estrie accomplishments over the last ten years include managing about fifteen investment funds in partnership with the communities and the financial support of more than eight hundred initiatives.
Seen at last week’s meeting of the CRE de l’Estrie were (left to right) Jacques Demers, CRE de l’Estrie president and the mayor of Ste-Catherine de Hatley; Granit MRC prefect and former president of the CRE de l’Estrie, Maurice Bernier; Director general of the CRE de l’Estrie, Marie-Helene Wolfe; and Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny who is also the first vice-president of the CRE de l’Estrie.