Sonia Montpetit Appointed as Director of Urban Planning in Rosemère

The Town Council of Rosemère announced the appointment of Sonia Montpetit as the Director of the newly formed Urban Planning Department. This development coincides with the restructuring of the former Permits and Inspections Department, marking a strategic shift in the town’s approach to urban development.

A Respected Leader with a Wealth of Experience


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Mrs. Sonia Montpetit brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having previously served as one of Ville de Montréal’s Division Managers. Her career has been marked by various positions related to planning and development, permits and inspections, as well as urban planning. A graduate of Université de Montréal in urban planning, Mrs. Montpetit also holds a law certificate, showcasing her multidisciplinary expertise.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Montpetit has demonstrated a commitment to professional development, continuously honing her skills and acquiring new ones. This commitment underscores her dedication to staying at the forefront of urban planning trends and practices.

A Strategic Shift: From Permits and Inspections to Urban Planning

The renaming of the department from Permits and Inspections to Urban Planning is indicative of the Town’s vision for comprehensive and forward-thinking urbanistic development. This shift aligns with contemporary trends in urban planning, emphasizing a holistic approach that goes beyond regulatory oversight to actively shape and enhance the town’s urban environment.

Welcome to the Team: A Proactive and Rigorous Leader

Catherine Blais-Adam, Rosemère’s Town Manager, expressed her enthusiasm for the new addition to the senior management team. “I’m pleased to welcome Mrs. Montpetit to our senior management team. Her professional rigour and proactive approach in dealing with residents are important assets for our organization, and I’m confident that she will successfully manage the Department.”

Meeting the Challenges Ahead

Mayor Eric Westram voiced confidence in Mrs. Montpetit’s ability to navigate the urban planning challenges that Rosemère will face. “Mrs. Montpetit’s skills and the experience she has acquired working for various municipalities, including Laval and Montréal, will enable her to meet the urban planning challenges ahead in Rosemère. We wish her every success in her new role.”

This appointment signifies not only a change in leadership but also a strategic reorientation towards a more comprehensive and visionary approach to urban planning. As Rosemère moves forward under the guidance of Mrs. Sonia Montpetit, residents can expect a dynamic and forward-thinking vision that will shape the town’s growth and development in the years to come.