2017 Municipal Finance Forum

Rick Charlebois Bio


Rick Charlebois was appointed as Director Corporate Services/Treasurer at the Town of Petrolia in 2013.  Rick spent 30 years in the Canadian Forces retiring as a Colonel working in the finance and supply chain area.  He has lived and/or worked in every province and territory in Canada. Charlebois also spent a year in Syria on a United Nations peacekeeping mission during the 9/11 crisis in 2001.  Following his military career, Rick then worked in the federal government and retired as Assistant Deputy Minister Corporate Services/Chief Financial Officer of the Public Service Commission of Canada.

Rick has been working with the Province and the Municipal Finance Officers' Association of Ontario on a few initiatives, including municipal long term financial planning and the role of the modern municipal Treasurer.  Rick is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has his MBA.