The City of Sherbrooke has found its new Auditor General to replace Claude Cournoyer, whose seven-year term ends on Friday. Sherbrooke will trust Andrée Cossette, currently the Auditor General of the City of Trois-Rivières.
“The law says that the auditors general of cities of 100,000 or more people are appointed for terms of seven years and can not be re-appointed a second time. We have formed a committee to receive nominations. The committee was composed of me, the new human resources director and Chantal L’Espérance, who sits on the executive committee. Three candidates had applied, “explains Ville de Sherbrooke general manager Yves Vermette.
Ms. Cossette’s mandate in Trois-Rivières ends officially in January 2018. “Her report there is to be delivered by the end of August. We agreed to a service loan by the end of his term. We will be able to formalize his contract with the council in August, “he added.
“I’m sure the City of Sherbrooke will be well served.”
Ms. Cossette has worked at Abitibi consolidated in Grand-Mère and has extensive experience in business and process optimization. She has an undergraduate university degree in accounting. “We are pleased to welcome him. I am sure that the City of Sherbrooke will be well served. All you have to do is consult his report filed in 2015 with the City of Trois-Rivières. There are a lot of good solutions and improvements. ”
Mayor Bernard Sévigny says he does not know Andrée Cossette. “We will meet her very soon. I’m really excited. He seems to be a very good candidate. ”
According to information obtained by Le Nouvelliste , Mrs. Cossette will be in Sherbrooke one day a week from August 24 to October 31, after which she will be loaned full time in Sherbrooke until the beginning of her contract on January 23, 2018.
Andrée Cossette’s seven-year term in Trois-Rivières did not go unnoticed. In particular, three files were submitted to the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC) in its report for 2012. All three files concerned the awarding of contracts which, in its view, merited verification. Ms. Cossette also advocated, over the years, for better accountability to elected officials with respect to paramunicipal organizations, as well as the improvement of ethics rules at IDE (Innovation and Economic Development) in Trois-Rivières Granting of grants.
Andrée Cossette is also the daughter of the former mayor of Saint-Narcisse, Gilles Cossette.