Mayor Paolo Fongemie
Raised in Bathurst, Paolo has been married to Guylaine for 22 years. They have two great kids: Martin (age 22) is a forestry technologist for the Department of Natural Resources, and Cassandra (age 20) who is presently studying at CCNB – Campus de Dieppe.
Paolo started his professional career teaching computer programming at CCNB – Campus de Bathurst.
Later, he was named the team leader on special IT projects. In 2008, he became Executive Director of Marketing and Student Services, and then on to Chief Information Officer at CCNB Head Office. Today, he is the Director of the CCNB – Campus de Bathurst.
In May of 2016, Paolo was elected Mayor of the City of Bathurst.
From a young age, Paolo has been involved in his community as a volunteer with different organizations (coaching and managing hockey and soccer teams, managing the Sportplexe Richelieu de Nigadoo, Operation Red Nose, Red Bull Crashed Ice Bathurst Race and fundraising for school trips).