Each year Renaissance Lac-Brome (RLB) makes a point of recognizing people who have made strong contributions to the community. This year two individuals were acknowleged by the organization during its annual general meeting held on May 12 at the TBL Community Centre in Knowlton. Marc E. Decelles was paid tribute posthumously in the presence of his widow, Micheline Croteau, by Pierre Beaudoin, secretary of the organization. Gary Richards lauded Foster resident Edward A. Whitcher. Marc E. Decelles With his widow Micheline Croteau present, it was an emotional tribute to Marc E. Decelles for his long-standing commitment to defending the quality of water in Brome Lake and its wetlands. Beaudoin said that Decelles was unsurpassed as a ‘lifetime’ local environmental leader and one of the most eminent citizens in the region, devoted to protecting the quality of water in Brome Lake and its wetlands. See full story in the Tuesday, May 22nd edition of The Brome County News.