First elected municipally in 1990, Alan DeSousa just began his fifth term as mayor of Saint Laurent. He has served for over 11 years on the City of Montreal’s executive committee, and his responsibilities have included, inter alia, sustainable development, environment and parks.
At the metropolitan level, he has served as a member of the executive committee of the Montreal Metropolitan Community for 8 years, while serving on the CMM council from 2002 to 2017.
He has been recognized with awards for his work in sustainable development over the years by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Union des municipalités du Québec, Canada Green Building Council, Ordre des urbanistes du Québec and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He received the distinction of “Fellow” from the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants in 2005.
Alan is the architect of Montreal’s sustainable development and environmental policies, taking them from planning to implementation.