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Valérie Gagnon

Title: Mobility Director, Ville de Montréal
Valérie Gagnon

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Biology, a certificate in Administration and a master’s degree in Environment – risk management, Ms. Gagnon was appointed to the position of Director of the Directorate of Mobility – Department of Urban planning and Mobility of the City of Montreal – since January 2019. She is in charge of a portfolio of programs and projects worth $ 400 million annually allowing the development and integration of mobility networks. She is responsible for sustainable and safe Street Design and major
projects associated with people and goods movement corridors including road assets management, bicycle network implementation, street lighting, traffic lights and intelligent transportation systems.

From April to December 2018, Ms. Gagnon was the Director in charge of the Management of the Projects Portfolio at the Department of Infrastructure, Roads and Transportation of the City of Montreal. In this capacity, she was in charge of the five-year planning of integrated infrastructure works, the management of municipal consents and the support of major urban projects such as Sainte-Catherine, Peel, Turcot, Champlain, REM, etc.

Previously, she was, for almost 6 years, the head of the Projects Integration and Coordination Office at the Department of Infrastructure, Roads and Transportation of the City of Montreal. She implemented the five-year planning, the integration and macrocoordination of infrastructure works on Montreal’s arterial roads as well as the management of municipal consents for Public Utility networks.

Ms. Gagnon was co-chair for nearly 7 years of the Mobilité Montréal Committee bringing together regional partners such as the Quebec Department of Transportation, the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. Corporation, the Police departments and transit operators.

Ms. Gagnon began her professional career within the Science Application International Corporation then worked for almost 14 years at the Center for Civil Security where she acted for 7 years as the assistant coordinator at the Center for Coordination of Emergency Measures (CCMU), during disasters on the territory of the agglomeration of Montreal.

Also, she was part of the Civil Security Group that contributed to the Scientific and Technical Commission related to the 1998 Ice Storm in Québec, sat on the Canadian Risk and Hazard Study Network and was co-chair of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction within the Resilient Communities Working Group. She also worked for several years on the Council for the Reduction of Major Industrial Accidents (CRAIM), the Civil Security Association of Québec (ASCQ) and the Joint Committee for Municipalities-Industry-Citizens of Eastern Montreal (CMMIC-EM).