Pauline Quinlan, teacher, municipal politician.
“Town of Bromont (1964-2014) 50 Years of Innovation” will be the topic of the speaker at the May meeting of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley.
Pauline Quinlan was elected mayor of Bromont in November 1998. Under her leadership, she is proud of the evolution of this small town, founded in 1964. With its 8000 residents, Bromont is recognized by Quebec and the rest of Canada for its Science Park, Research Centres, its ski resort and Olympic Equestrian Park among its highlights. Many consider Bromont to be a dynamic, trendsetting, innovating town, oriented towards the future. Under her leadership, Bromont now has a sustainable development plan for the next twenty years.
Mrs Quinlan graduated with a diploma in education from the Université de Sherbrooke and pursued a career in this field for 35 years as a teacher, educational counselor and school principal. Since her election as mayor, she has taken on an assortment of mandates, among them a seat on the board of Services Québec, the presidency of the Quebec caucus of the Board of directors for the Canadian Federation of Municipalities and, since February of 2011, the presidency of the Centre local de développement Brome-Missisquoi (CLD). She is also the founder of the Société de développement économique de Bromont of which she is president. In 2011, she received the Marcelle B.-Trépanier Tribute Award from the Réseau des élues municipales de la Montérégie Est. And most recently in 2013, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
On a personal note, Mme Quinlan is a native of the Eastern Townships and is married to Patrick Quinlan; she has 4 children and 10 grand-children. Mme Quinlan’s presentation will be given at the Spring Luncheon Meeting of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley on Monday May 5th. Tickets are $23 for members and $30 for non-members.and must be reserved ahead by phoning Claire Hobbs 450-295-2349 by May 1st. The luncheon begins at 12 noon. Non–members who wish to come only for the presentation at 2.00 p.m. and not the luncheon, may do so for a $10 admission fee. All are welcome.