County Council

Message from Warden Pierre Leroux

Pierre LerouxAs Council Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, I am very honoured to represent the County and on behalf of all members of Council, and I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our beautiful region. Over the course of my mandate, my role is to ensure that Council speaks together and works together with a strong and united voice.

In terms of my priorities, I want to ensure an excellent communication with residents, regional organizations, the federal and provincial levels of government, as well as between the local municipalities. The level of communication between the local municipalities and the UCPR is essential, because regional communication is the key to our success.

I also intend to push for regional investment through the Prescott and Russell Area Partnership (PRAP), a project proposal that would see the creation of an intermunicipal investment mechanism whose objective is to promote commercial and industrial growth.

The ongoing challenge for each of our municipalities brings different strengths and priorities. We must exercise good leadership and build on our common interests to allow our region to shine and continue to be a favourable place to live, work and having fun.

It is a privilege for me to take on this role at the head of our Council, which must continue to work together, from a regional perspective, to move forward with a united voice and to advance the priorities of Prescott and Russell, and all of Eastern Ontario.

Pierre Leroux
2020 Warden

How the Council Works

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are made up of 8 lower-tier municipalities. The Mayor of each municipality sits on the United Counties of Prescott and Russell Council and acts on behalf of the municipality in Counties affairs. Council also elects a Warden on an annual basis. As the Head of Counties Council, the Warden conducts the Council meetings, sits on committees, and represents the Counties at any meetings or official functions.

Council meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the council Chambers of the County Building at 59 Court Street in L’Orignal.

County Council

59 Court Street, P.O. Box 304, L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0
(613) 675-4661
1-800-667-6307 ext. 2002