Laurent Mougeot MCIP, RPP

Profile_Image131_Feeds_laurent_mougeot.jpg

Staff


Chief Executive Officer


Laurent Mougeot is a civil servant who has served local governments for more than 35 years. Laurent is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP).

Laurent’s career started at the University of Saskatchewan as a Research Officer with the Institute for Northern Studies, where he was assigned demographic analysis and land-use research projects. His research work provided him extensive travel opportunities in Northern Saskatchewan, with prolonged stays in La Ronge, Sandy Bay, Pelican Narrows, and Beauval.

Laurent also worked with the RM of Prince Albert (461), the RM of Buckland (491) and the City of Prince Albert as the Director of Planning and Development for the Prince Albert District Planning Commission. In 1998 Laurent joined the City of Prince Albert where he occupied the following positions: Senior Planner, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Director of Corporate Services, and City Manager.

Laurent's experience with local governments includes community planning, labour relations, occupational health and safety, strategic planning, corporate communications, and financial administration.

For more than 10 years, Laurent was a visiting staff member at the Canadian Emergency Management College where he trained and coached municipal officials in the areas of corporate emergency communications and crisis management.

Laurent has authored numerous articles on community development and human resource management. He has presented challenging topics at conferences and seminars hosted by SARM and SUMA, the University of Saskatchewan, the Federal Department of Communications, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and other professional organizations. He has served as President of the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan (APCPS) and represented the provincial affiliate on the National Council of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Laurent is currently involved on a number of international projects, providing advice to local governments with respect to capacity development, local governance, and strategic advocacy work. To date, these projects have taken him to Jamaica, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, France, and Haiti.

Laurent has been the Chief Executive Officer since September 2005. Since he joined SUMA, a number of key initiatives have been implemented:

  • Restructuring of the Association’s finances, including the adoption of sustainable fiscal reserves and adoption of a new membership fee structure based on representation and population size.
  • Implementation of an advocacy levy to assist with strategic public-policy-development initiatives to promote urban interests.
  • Restructuring of all administrative divisions, providing a stronger focus on member service and succession planning.
  • Rebranding of SUMA’s corporate programs.
  • Formal integration of the City Mayors Caucus within the Association’s bylaws.
  • Conducting numerous internal system audits, bringing compliance to SUMA’s critical operations, such as governance, administration and staffing, and group benefit administration.
  • Implementation of cost-saving measures resulting in annual savings of more than $100,000.
  • Increased participation of Directors through shadow cabinet assignments, lobby days, and electronic consultations.

Laurent is also one of the architects responsible for designing and launching SUMAssure, a very successful insurance reciprocal owned by Saskatchewan urban municipalities.

In co-operation with provincial officials, Laurent also guided SUMA through successful negotiations leading to the implementation of one of the strongest Provincial-Municipal revenue sharing programs in the country, the Municipal Operating Grant. To date, this program brings the equivalent of 20 per cent of Provincial Sales Tax revenues to the municipal sector. As a result, Saskatchewan is the only Canadian jurisdiction where consumption tax is accessed by local governments as a significant revenue stream.

SUMA Internal Committees:

  • Executive Committee, Advisor
  • Saskatchewan Municipal Forum, Advisor
  • City Table, Municipal Sector Strategic Plan (MSSP), SUMA Advisor
  • SUMA Governance and Bylaw Review Standing Committee, Advisor
  • SUMA Convention Planning Committee, Advisor

Current External Appointments:

  • Provincial Adjudicator, Occupational Health and Safety (O.C. 191/2013)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Council (O.C. 44/2013)
  • University of Regina, Senate (U of R Appointment)
  • Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee (Ministerial Appointment)
  • Membership Accreditation Committee, Saskatchewan Professional PLanners Institute (SPPI, formerly APCPS)
  • Canadian Institute of Planners, Fellows Selection Committee
  • Building Officials Advisory Committee
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), Municipal Advisory Forum (appointed under Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S. 8.(2)(c)).
  • Provincial Long Term Infrastructure Committee (Towns and Villages representative)

Email: LMougeot@suma.org

Previous Month  August 2014  Next Month
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Membership Award, and Scoop Lewry Award. The deadline for nominations is September 18, 2014.

More information on the awards,

Read More
Join Our Mailing List