Témiscouata Regional Municipality is not only a territory consisting of twenty individual municipalities but also an organisation which employs nearly twenty people. The Regional Municipality is responsible for rural and urban planning, environmental protection, regional and cultural development, and community relations. The Regional Municipality works in partnership with the individual municipalities, organisations and associations which make it up.
Through its political actions the Regional Municipality provides motivational leadership to its fellow citizens. A number of responsibilities have been transferred to the Regional Municipality making it more and more a regional government. The Regional Municipality not only organises the physical aspects of its territory, but is also involved in several projects for regional development which have a direct impact on the well being and quality of life of its population.
The council is composed of the mayors and mayoresses of its 19 municipalities, and is chaired by Mr. Serge Fortin, an office elected by public vote. The council meets ten times a tear, every second Monday of the month (except January and July), to rule on all issues and projects that have been initiated or proposed. The meetings are held in public. Discussions are focused on reaching consensus and defining the required action.
To know more about the range of the services provided by the Regional Municipality please visit our website www.mrctemiscouata.qc.ca and go to the section "Que fait la MRC".