County Council

A Message from the Warden, Pierre Leroux

I am honoured to serve the citizens of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the “UCPR”) as Warden for a second term, the first being in 2020. I will continue to have an attentive ear throughout my mandate to ensure that the needs and priorities of our eight municipalities are met. I am also committed to fostering a climate of cooperation, innovation, and rigour within our Council.

Undoubtedly, one of my foremost priorities during my tenure as Warden will be to strengthen our ties with local municipalities and our neighbouring regions. Prescott and Russell is rich in talents and opportunities. We must capitalize on this remarkable diversity and enormous potential to promote our municipalities and towns. It is also essential to foster multi-level partnerships to mobilize our resources and have a greater positive impact on the lives of the people in our communities. I am therefore committed to proposing innovative and creative solutions in governance. It is by working together that we will be able to address the challenges that affect us all.

Knowledge, experience, and expertise will also be shared with the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. I look forward to working and strengthening ties with my colleagues of our neighbouring regions. We will address the realities that are present across Eastern Ontario, whether we are talking about infrastructure development, sustainable economy, or the environment. I invite all residents of the UCPR to embrace this vision of cooperation.

Furthermore, we are looking forward to a milestone that has been years in the making: the completion of the new Prescott and Russell Residence. As we near its opening in 2024, it is important to recognize the dedication and hard work of all those involved. From the visionary planning stages to the tireless efforts of the construction teams, the new Residence symbolizes our collective determination to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Finally, I am committed to instilling a sense of positivity and optimism within our community. It is no secret that, since the pandemic, many of us often live in uncertainty. Thus, it is crucial that we approach our challenges with a positive mindset and with the intention of ensuring the well-being of citizens. The Cultural Fund, a regional support program, will sponsor community initiatives, with a focus on concrete actions and sustainable projects promoting a positive and winning mindset.

Let us remind ourselves that, even in the face of adversity, we have the creativity and determination to thrive. All together — Council Members, local elected representatives, organizations, businesses, and residents — we make Prescott and Russell our home. This home is the one that I have always dreamed of, and rest assured that I will work relentlessly to ensure its growth.

Your 2024 Warden,
Pierre Leroux

Pierre Leroux, 2024 United Counties of Prescott and Russell Warden