Bob Monette first joined political life in 1985 when he served on Cumberland Township Council for six years. Bob returned to serve on the Ottawa City Council in January 2006 in a by-election and was then re-elected in November 2006, October 2010 and October 2014. Councillor Monette currently sits on the Finance & Economic Development, Transportation and Audit committees. He was also recently voted by his peers as Deputy Mayor for the City of Ottawa on top of being a board member on the Heart of Orléans BIA and the Canadian Capital Cities Organization.
Bob has assisted at cleaning up the Ottawa River; helping to secure funding from all the levels of three levels of government after his 2008 tour of the ROPEC facility to ensure that no more raw sewage would be dumped into the Ottawa River by the City of Ottawa. The Councillor was also a key player in the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park and the arrival of TD Place. Bob has also been a vocal supporter of Kettle Island as the new location of a future Interprovincial Bridge. Some of his local accomplishments include opening the first community garden in Orléans, the first ever Seniors Park in Eastern Ontario recently renamed to honour the Royal 22e Régiment, facilitated in the development of Orléans first hotels in 30 years: Quality Inn & Holiday Inn Express & Suites, worked with Brigil to change the employment landscape of Orléans through zoning approval of Petrie’s Landing III and ensuring that Orléans is graffiti free.
Previously, Bob sat on the Ottawa Police Services Board, the Ottawa Hydro Limited Holdings Board as well as the Central Canada Exhibition Association. He has also been actively involved with not-for-profit groups such as the Orléans Cumberland Resource Centre, the Queenswood Heights Neighbourhood Watch association as well as the Cardinal Creek, Fallingbrook, Queenswood Heights, Convent Glen Orléans Wood and the Villages community associations which are all located in his ward.
Bob is a resident of Queenswood Heights with his wife Pat and all three of his children reside in Fallingbrook; his son Ron and wife Véronique along with their children Vincent and Thomas, his daughter Joanne and his son Rick.