Ghassan Baroudi aspires to become mayor of the Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough. He combines strong management experience with a deep commitment to his community.
With an MBA and a master's degree in architecture, he works as commercial and risk manager at a multinational consulting engineering firm. His extensive experience in infrastructure and management has given him undeniable skills in municipal management.
It was during his MBA that Ghassan met people who were passionate about civic engagement and who inspired him to get involved in his community too. He founded Focal Zone, an organization dedicated to mentoring and knowledge sharing. He is also an administrator of the West Island Crisis Centre and was recently appointed administrator of the Coalition Climat Montréal. In 2021, he was part of Concertation Montréal's Groupe des Trente cohort, an engagement program to inspire leaders from the diversity. His many commitments to the ecological transition and citizen mobilization are important assets that he now wishes to put at the service of the population of Île Bizard - Sainte-Geneviève as mayor.
A resident of the Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough since 2015, he is strongly attached to this exceptional living environment. He chose to settle here because of its proximity to nature. He hopes to put his vast experience at the service of his fellow citizens to create an environment focused on citizen services, the enhancement of green spaces and quality of life.
A true jewel of Montreal, residents of the Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève borough enjoy an exceptional living environment in this humanized landscape.
The borough is split in two by the Rivière des Prairies. On the north side of the river is Île-Bizard: green spaces, heritage buildings and riverside environments are what give it its charm. Rich in biodiversity and natural environments, Île-Bizard, renamed in honor of Jacques Bizard, is bordered by Lac des Deux-Montagnes and Rivière des Prairies. Its nature park offers a moment of calm and peace to those who venture there, while allowing visitors to discover a multitude of species of all kinds. In a panorama marked by a seigniorial and agricultural heritage, you can find a mosaic of architectures.
The borough is linked by the Jacques-Bizard Bridge, with the Sainte-Geneviève district on the other side of the river, the heart of the village. This is the borough's educational and cultural hub, including the Cégep Gérald-Godin and the Pauline Julien concert hall. Its proximity to the river gives Sainte-Geneviève residents privileged access to the waterfront.