Born in Lachine in 1986 to a long line of Lachiners, Vicki Grondin’s roots are one of the reasons she feels a strong sense of belonging to her community. In 2001, she was crowned Lachine’s snow festival queen and this experience had a big impact on her and allowed her at a very young age to be in contact with many business people and elected officials. She spent her youth in the Duff-Court area and she forged bonds with the people of the community. She attended the neighbourhood primary school and graduated with honours at Dalbé-Viau high school where she obtained a scholarship for the duration of her post-secondary studies.
Vicki holds a bachelor's degree in management from HEC Montréal and has worked in the corporate field for over 15 years. For the past 5 years, she held the position of marketing manager for a Quebec SME. Specializing in marketing in the field of information and construction technologies, she has also served on several committees and boards of directors for various influential associations in Quebec and Ontario. A woman committed and determined to bring about changes within the construction industry, she is particularly involved with Elles de la construction and most recently participated in the Leadership au feminine event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec and the ACQ-Quebec, with former premier of Québec, Mrs. Pauline Marois also in attendance.
For as long as she can remember, Vicki has been interested in civic issues and the social well-being of others. She is aware of local issues and takes part in various debates. Committed and driven by her altruistic spirit, she participates in several citizen mobilizations related to environmental protection and social justice, including, a little more recently, the Réclame ta rive collective. It was in the wake of the announcement of the closure of the marina in Lachine and the creation of a riverfront park that she took on the role of co-spokesperson for this new organization aiming to defend accessibility to the shores and the environment. Because of this experience, she decided to take the leap and get more involved to improve the quality of life of her fellow Lachiners.
What motivates Maja Vodanovic's team in Lachine is a deep commitment to the health and well-being of its citizens. A desire that all Lachinians feel proud of their contribution to their community. That is why, in Lachine, we invest in our sports infrastructure, in cultural vitality and in safety. We are beautifying and improving the quality of life of our citizens through the construction of our future sports and community center and the completion of the Pink Line, which will connect us to downtown. We are planning an Eco-district in Lachine-Est to transform a brownfield site with a glorious past into a complete neighbourhood that benefits the entire community. We are taking care of our natural heritage by investing in the reconstruction of our waterfront. We are taking care of the quality of education by facilitating the creation of two new schools and we are taking care of our environment by creating and protecting 305,000 m2 of parks and green spaces.See more