Mathieu Fleury Appointed CAO for the City of CornwallAugust 28, 2023
Cornwall Ontario – A well known name in municipal government in Eastern Ontario is the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Cornwall.
Mathieu Fleury officially takes on his new role on August 28, replacing outgoing Mark Boileau, who is retiring following a lengthy and productive career with the City of Cornwall.
“The City of Cornwall is excited to welcome Mathieu Fleury to the role of Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Cornwall,” said Mayor Justin Towndale. “With his background as a City Councillor and Chair of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, Mr. Fleury is a great fit to help move Cornwall forward.”
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mark Boileau for acting as Interim CAO, well past his retirement date. His efforts ensured that the City kept running while we completed our recruitment efforts.”
Mr. Fleury most recently served as interim Executive Director of J.W. MacIntosh Community Support Services — a Williamsburg organization that provides housing and community support services to seniors and other adults. In his time there, he led a comprehensive organizational review, solidified its financial accountability, spearheaded its Accreditation Canada certification process, and positioned the organization for future growth.
Mr. Fleury’s long track record of public service also includes 12 years as an elected municipal official in Ottawa and, previously, as policy advisor in the federal government. He attended the University of Ottawa, graduating with a Master’s in Health Sciences.
“I am passionate about people and community-building. The City of Cornwall, like towns and cities across Ontario, is poised for incredible growth over the coming years, and what we do now will help ensure that our future is the brightest it can be,” said Mr. Fleury. “I look forward to working with city employees to deliver on Council priorities.”
Mr. Fleury will immediately get to work addressing our infrastructure deficit, preparing for climate change impacts, addressing housing needs, revitalizing our main streets, offering safe, attractive spaces for seniors and youth, welcoming newcomers, and so much more.
Fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages, Mr. Fleury brings a wealth of knowledge in public policy, infrastructure renewal, affordable housing, governance and government relations.
“When it comes to finding solutions to challenges – collaboration is key,” Mr. Fleury added. “Together, we can accomplish so much and I look forward to working with The Cornwall team to deliver for residents.”
About Mathieu Fleury
Fluently bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages, Mr. Fleury has a wealth of knowledge in public policy, infrastructure renewal, affordable housing, governance and government relations.
Mr. Fleury’s long track record of public service also includes 12 years as an elected municipal official in Ottawa and as policy advisor in the federal government. As Chair of the board for Ottawa Community Housing, Ottawa’s largest landlord with 32,000 residents, he oversaw several multi-year strategic plans, pioneered a new path for the construction and renewal of 10,000 new affordable housing units in Ottawa.
His extensive service in the Ottawa area includes local Business Improvement Areas (ByWard Market, Rideau and Vanier), The Shaw Centre, and Ottawa Public Health. He served as Ottawa’s Sport Commissioner, having founded the Ottawa Sport Council, the Rideau Winter Trail and the Ottawa Basketball Network. He was instrumental in the expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery, the reconstruction of La Nouvelles Scène and the reinvestments in Arts Court.
He was awarded the Bernard Grandmaitre Award in 2023. He is also an active supporter of philanthropy including co-chairing the United Way Campaign. Mr. Fleury is married to his wife, Lai. The couple have a son, Jacob, and a daughter, Adele.
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