First elected municipally in 1990, Alan DeSousa just began his fifth term as Mayor of Saint Laurent, QC. He has served on the City of Montreal's executive committee for over 11 years, where his responsibilities have included inter alia, sustainable development, environment and parks.
At the metropolitan level, he served on the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC) council from 2002 to 2017 and as a member of the MMC executive committee for eight years.
Alan is the architect of Montreal's sustainable development and environmental policies, taking them from planning to implementation.
He has been recognized with awards for his work in sustainable development by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Union des municipalités du Québec, Canada Green Building Council, Ordre des urbanistes du Québec and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He received the distinction of "Fellow" from the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants in 2005.