Board of Directors
The administrators on CDEM’s Board of Directors are appointed by the members. “Members” are directors on the Board of Directors of the Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (AMBM).
Members will appoint to the Board of Directors:
- A person who will assume the position of Chairperson of the Board of Directors;
- A person representing each of the municipal entities that are members of the Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (AMBM)
- The outgoing president of CDEM, with a non-renewable one-year term, without the right to vote;
- Individuals or representatives of sectors who, depending on the members, could make a significant contribution to the Board of Directors and to the achievement of its objectives.
A member of the AMBM may also be appointed to the Board of Directors of CDEM.
Gab-Riel "Pit" Turenne
A proud Métis and Francophone, Gab-Riel is a well-known entrepreneur. Since 2005, he is the owner of the family fishing lodge Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge which he took over with his wife Julie. Gab-Riel is also very involved in the community. He knows our communities and municipalities well and recognizes the added value of French in the strength of bilingualism in business.
With his experience as manager of the St. Joseph Co-op, Alain Damphousse understands the importance of community economic development in Manitoba's bilingual communities.