Speaker Profiles

Jean Cloutier

Jean Cloutier

Councillor, Alta Vista Ward

City of Ottawa

City Councillor for Alta Vista, Jean Cloutier was elected in October 2014.
Jean is Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Environment and Planning Committees as well as the Transit Commission. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Ottawa 2017 initiative.

Jean, 57, has lived in Ottawa all his life and moved to Alta Vista 29 years ago.
As an active and dedicated community volunteer, he served as Director of Finance at the Canterbury Community Association and was elected President from 2010 to 2014.

Prior to his election, Jean was a Chartered Professional Accountant. He was Chief Financial Officer at Tubman Funeral Homes for 12 years. An avid movie fan and entrepreneur, Jean and his business partner purchased the Towne Cinema in 1983. They bought the Nelson Cinema on Rideau Street in 1988 and the popular ByTowne Cinema was born. In 1990, Jean sold his interest.
Jean and Sandra Cloutier have four children: Elizabeth, Katherine, Daniel and Emilie.

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