Lucien Sonier was appointed to the board of
directors as an employer representative on July 29, 2015 for a
Sonier was the chief administrative officer of the Town of
Caraquet for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2008. Before his
municipal government position, he was the chief technician of
radiology at the Hôpital l’Enfant-Jésus in Caraquet.
Among his many degrees and certificates, Sonier holds a
professional certification from the Association of Municipal
Administrators of New Brunswick, a master’s degree in public
administration from the Université de Moncton and an economic
development certificate from the Université de Sherbrooke in
Quebec. In 2004, he received his professional designation as a
certified development officer with the Economic Developers
Association of Canada.
Sonier has served and continues to serve as a member for many
community organizations. He was president of the Acadian Festival,
a member of the board of directors for the Association of Municipal
Administrators of New Brunswick and president of both the CBDC
Péninsule Acadienne and the New Brunswick Association of CBDCs. He
was also a member of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
review tribunals for the Acadie-Bathurst riding and a member of the
New Brunswick Health Council. He continues to be a board member and
founding member of the Acadian Cultural Foundation of Caraquet and
a board member of the Greater Caraquet Chamber of Commerce.
Living in Caraquet, Sonier is married with three children.