Sherbrooke selects new city manager

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Sherbrooke selects new city manager

Sherbrooke City Council has approved the recommendation of its selection committee and appointed Daniel Picard to the position of City Manager of Sherbrooke. The position was posted internally and externally last month following the announcement of the retirement of the current managing director, Yves Vermette.
A total of 24 applications were received and four candidates were interviewed by the selection committee, composed of Mayor Steve Lussier, Councilors Nicole Bergeron and Chantal L’Espérance, Vermette, and an external consultant.
Picard is currently the Director of Human Resources for the City of Sherbrooke, a position he has held since March 2017.
Picard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations and several professional certifications in coaching, relationship counseling, psychometric assessment, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). After 22-years in the private sector, Picard made the leap to municipal administration. In 2008 he became Director of Human Resources for the City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu until joining the Sherbrooke team last year.
Picard will take office on May 7 as Deputy to the outgoing city manager and will occupy the main office when Vermette leaves, scheduled for mid-June. He will be working under a six-year contract.

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