Elected mayor of Gatineau on November 3, 2013, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin was born in 1968 in Buckingham and he has been involved in his community for a long time. The accomplishement that he is the most pride of is to have participated in the revival of the Laiterie de l’Outaouais, a project which mobilized the whole region. In addition to his position as municipal Councillor, he also volunteers as a member of the Conseil économique régional de l’Outaouais (CREO), an organization whose mandate is to give advice on economic development issues for the region.
Before choosing to become involved in politics, Mr. Pedneaud-Jobin worked for five years as assistant to the Executive Director for the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais. In addition to assisting the Executive Director, he sat at the Table des directeurs dénéraux du réseau de la santé. Furthermore, he served as Director of the Secrétariat aux relations avec la communautés, which supervises the relationships between the Agence and the population, the Ministerial cabinets, the Members of Parliement, the cities’ elected officials, the media, partners of the network and all other administrative bodies in Outaouais, including the Conférence régionale des élus (CREO) and the Conférence administrative régionale. The team that he led for the Secrétariat was also responsible of managing the Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires, which distributes the amount of 20 million $ to 150 community organizations on an annual basis.
Mr. Pedneaud-Jobin is currently completing his Master’s degree in Regional Development at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. His thesis studies the relationship between the Outaouais and the City of Ottawa. For several years, he was also known for his contribution as commentator of regional news for the local media.
Mr. Pedneaud-Jobin also worked as a political advisor on the provincial and the federal levels. He is married and is the father of three children.