Benoit Gratton is a financial analyst with a large company, where he has worked for 28 years. He manages capital investment budgets for large infrastructure projects. He has worked for many years as a project planning and analysis consultant, particularly for the implementation of new technologies.
A resident of Verdun for 16 years, a Montrealer by birth and the proud father of three children, he holds a BAA in Finance and International Management from HEC-Montreal.
Passionate about municipal affairs, he is particularly interested in urban planning, development, architecture, active transportation, public transit and traffic calming measures. By combining his passions with the skills he has acquired in his career in project planning and financial analysis, he will be able to contribute to the sound management of the borough and the implementation of bold projects.
Benoit has been involved in the community for many years, notably as a member and president of the governing board of his children's elementary school for four years. He was also the school's representative on the CRPRS (Comité régional de parents – Région sud) of the Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeois (CSSMB). He had the opportunity to collaborate on the development of school travel plans with Vélo-Québec, which led to various traffic calming measures around schools and the creation of safe drop-off zones around schools and daycares.
More recently, he has been involved with the Association de mobilité active de Verdun (AMAV),the Société d'histoire et de généalogie de Verdun and with Projet Montréal.
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