The Town is represented and its affairs are administered by its Council. The Council of the Village of Senneville is constituted of one mayor who represents the interests of the municipality overall and six (6) councillors who represent each a district. To know the name of your councillor, please consult the following list of addresses divided into the six electoral districts.
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Council is pleased to present the municipality’s strategic vision for this Council’s mandate (2021-2025). The mission statement and four orientations supporting it are the result of feedback received by our elected members during their recent election campaign, as well as input from citizens during the public consultation on recreation in 2020.
We believe that this vision for the coming four years builds on our history and our extraordinary setting while recognizing the challenges we are facing due to climate change.
This strategic plan will guide Council and the administration in prioritizing projects and interventions on our territory while being fiscally responsible.
Building on our natural and architectural heritage, and supported by our civic involvement, Senneville seeks to provide a respectful and safe community life to its citizens, through transparent and accountable management.
1. HERITAGE - PROTECT OUR LANDSCAPE AND BUILT HERITAGE
Through relevant initiatives, we will ensure that the Village of Senneville’s unique character is preserved both from a landscape and an architectural perspective. This will involve improving the awareness tools citizens can use to learn about our urban planning by-laws, by-law enforcement, and documenting Senneville’s rich history.
2. ENVIRONMENT - PROTECT OUR ECO-TERRITORY AND UPGRADE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Our aim is to protect the Eco-territory of the Senneville Forest through acquisition, tree planting and maintenance while minimizing our environmental footprint and modernizing our municipal infrastructure to provide a healthy and safe environment to our citizens.
3. COMMUNITY LIFE – PROMOTE INCLUSIVITY AND PARTICIPATION BY ALL CITIZENS
As community life is a strong characteristic of Senneville living, we will work to promote and improve quality of life by restoring and adding parks and recreational spaces while supporting and/or reviving recreational programs for citizens of all ages. Communications with citizens will continue to be a high priority.
4. MOBILITY – PROVIDE A SAFE ROAD NETWORK AND INCREASE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES
We will help citizens move safely within and beyond the community through investment in road networks for all travellers—drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, as well as users of public transportation options.
A resident of Senneville since 2003, Julie Brisebois began her career in public service in 2009 as a member of Council and has been Mayor since 2017. During the 2017-2021 mandate, she sat on several Montreal agglomeration commissions, including the Contract Review Commission as Vice President, the Water, Environment, Sustainable Development and Parks Commission as well as the Audit Committee. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CA), Julie previously worked for the international audit and consulting firm KPMG in Québec and Switzerland, for the asset management firm Capital International and for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Julie and her husband Mark have three daughters and are both avid cyclists.
A 20-year resident of Senneville, Stephen (Steeve) Lee embarks on his first term on Council. Steeve will bring a beginner’s mindset and fresh perspective, along with a love of Senneville and respect for the diversity of District 1, to the experience and expertise of this Council. He recently retired from a 38-year teaching career, as Department Head of Physical Education at Lower Canada College. He also taught in the classroom for many years, ranging from grades 3 to 12, in many areas from computer science to sociology. He has led young people on life experiences all over the planet, including rugby tours in the UK, and volunteer and cultural travel to the Dominican Republic, India, and China. Steeve enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing and hockey, and has volunteered in Senneville on the Triathlon Committee, coaching rugby and, as a certified yoga teacher, offering free yoga classes outdoors in the summertime. He is married to Laura and has four grown boys.
A resident of Senneville since 1998, Pierre Matuszewski ended his full-time career in 2018 after close to 40 years in the financial services industry in Canada, with the last nine as President of Société Générale (Canada), a schedule II Canadian chartered bank. He continues since then to sit on numerous boards of directors in addition to leading his executive coaching practice. Holder of an MBA (finance and accounting), Pierre also holds the ICD.D denomination for directors and is pursuing an ESG certification for directors with ESG Competent Boards. A former captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (reserve), past chairman of the board of Arion Baroque Orchestra and of Financial Executives International (Canada), Pierre is also an avid cyclist and cross-country skier.
A resident of Senneville for over twenty years, Christopher Jackson served on Council from 2005 to 2009 and from 2017 to 2021. In the last mandate, he chaired the demolition committee. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) who graduated from McGill University, he worked in the manufacturing and software industries. Committed to his community, Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Senneville Yacht Club. He has coached children’s soccer, basketball, and rugby. His wife Maryse has been an active participant in Senneville’s pool and triathlon committees.
Michelle Jackson Trepanier spent the first 24 years of her life in Senneville and returned to the village to raise her family in 2002. She has served on Council since 2017, chairing various committees. A committed volunteer, Michelle has been actively involved in Senneville’s community life, and co-chaired the Pool Committee, the Triathlon Committee and coordinated the village’s Neighborhood Watch program. She holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University and taught elementary school in Montreal, England, and Zimbabwe. Michelle and her husband Mark have two children.
Dennis Dicks has lived in Senneville with his wife Yoshiko since 1993 and has served on Council since 2009. He retired from Concordia University in 2008, after a long career in the field of educational technology. A native of Ottawa, Dennis attended Carleton University, the University of Chicago, and Imperial College, London. When not busy with Council business, or walking his dog Bingo, he enjoys playing hockey, sailing, biking, travelling, and babysitting his four granddaughters and grandson. Two of his three children and their families are also residents of Senneville.
Tanya Narang has been a resident of Senneville since 1999. She is an active member of the community, sits on the Planning Advisory Committee and previously headed the Neighbourhood Watch program. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Anthropology and an MBA and has a strong blend of business and community-service experience. Having worked in business software sales and more recently in digital wellness content for employees, she now works within the non-profit sector contributing her expertise to a meaningful cause. Tanya and her husband Peter have two daughters.
The agglomeration council, which came into existence on January 1, 2006, is headed by the mayor of Montréal and consists of 31 elected officials representing all the municipalities on the island of Montréal, specifically:
- The mayor of Montréal
- 15 members of Montréal’s city council
- 14 mayors of reconstituted municipalities (L'Île-Dorval and Dorval have one representative)
- An additional representative from Dollard-Des Ormeaux (because of the size of its population), selected by the mayor of Dollard-Des Ormeaux.
The agglomeration is structured democratically. The mayor names 15 elected officials to the agglomeration council, who continue their terms as city councillors. The city council determines the direction that elected officials take as part of the agglomeration council. The same goes for mayors of reconstituted cities, whose respective city councils determine the orientations of their work with the agglomeration council.
The ASM represents 15 municipalities on the Island of Montreal, with a combined total population of some 243 000 citizens.
There municipalities are Baie D’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Côte-Saint-Luc, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Dorval Island, Hampstead, Kirkland, Montreal East, Montreal West, Mount Royal, Pointe-Claire, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville and Westmount.