Montreux has appointed M. Olivier Rapin (45) as its new Secrétaire municipal (town clerk). A qualified lawyer with a post-graduate diploma in European Community Law, he takes over at the start of February from Mme Corinne Martin who was recently appointed Head of local housing services.
Olivier Rapin is no stranger to local and regional politics. A former Secretary General of the Libéral Vaudois party, he was a Communal Counsellor between 1997 and 2011 for Montreux and then Veytaux, as well as being a Député au Grand Conseil Vaudois (member of the Vaud Parliament) for four years until 2002.
In an interview with Le News M. Rapin described his new role as primarily administrative stating that he would be coordinating with the syndique (mayor), different communal departments and also maintaining inter-communal coordination.