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.
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.
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.