Jean Marc Nadeau
City of Portage la Prairie
Mr. Nadeau joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1991, and after successfully completing the Recruit Training program at Depot Division, he was posted to Kitimat British Columbia. Over the next 22 years, Mr. Nadeau worked in five provinces, seven RCMP Detachments, and deployed, in 2011, to Afghanistan as part of Canada’s commitment to the development of the Afghan National Police.
In 2012, Mr. Nadeau became the City Manager at the “City of Possibilities” in Portage la Prairie. The City is located on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately one hour west of the provincial capital. More than 13,000 people live in Portage la Prairie in a catchment area of more than 25,000 inhabitants. The City is home to a large food industry which includes companies such as McCain Foods, Simplot, Nutri Pea and soon to welcome Roquette.
At the City, Mr. Nadeau leads a team of more than 140 employees, and manages a total budget of nearly $35 million. Mr. Nadeau holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2016, Mr. Nadeau was elected Board of Director and Regional Representative for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut with the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA.)Back to speakers