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Roll of Honour

For the 32nd straight year, FCM is honouring the true difference-makers of local government with our Roll of Honour Awards. These awards pays tribute to FCM officers, and to officials of member municipalities and municipal associations who have made an outstanding contribution to FCM and to municipal government in Canada.

Current Recipients

Colette Roy-Laroche

Mayor of Lac-Mégantic

Colette Roy-Laroche, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic, has demonstrated leadership and exceptional resilience in the wake of the train derailment and tragic explosion that hit her community in July 2013. She continues to demonstrate her dedication and remarkable commitment to her community by overseeing the reconstruction and recovery efforts of the City of Lac-Mégantic.

 

Through her efforts, Ms. Roy-Laroche made it possible for the FCM and the National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group to collaborate effectively with the federal government on railway safety.


In addition to being mayor of Lac-Mégantic since 2002, she has a long history of service to her community.  She sits on the UMQ Board of Directors and is a past president of the Table régionale de développement de la formation professionnelle in the Eastern Townships as well as president and board member of CEGEP Beauce-Appalaches.  Before entering public life, Ms. Roy-Laroche was an educational consultant and teacher in Lac-Mégantic.

Graham Letto

Former mayor and councillor, Labrador City

Graham Letto has made significant contributions to municipal governments.  He served on the Town Council for Labrador City for twenty years, including two years as mayor. 


Graham was instrumental in bringing 911 emergency service to Labrador West.  He was a tireless leader in engaging in moving toward developing transportation infrastructure involving Route 389 in Quebec and Route 500, the Trans Labrador Highway.


He served as a longstanding board member of the Combined Councils of Labrador and as its president from 1996 to 1999 and again in 2001. 


Mr. Letto served as a Labrador Director of the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador from 1994 to 2005; and was elected as Vice-President of the association in 2005, serving two years in that capacity before being uncontested for the position of President in 2007.
Graham was an active member of FCM's Board of Directors from 2002 to 2009.  He served on several committees including the Rural and Northern and Remote Forums.


Mr. Letto was also an active participant in the Atlantic Mayors Congress from 2001 to 2009.

Page Updated: 02/06/2014