Born in Opasatika, Ontario, Roger Sigouin moved to Hearst in 1976 where he joined the ranks of many sports teams as a player and coach.
In 2002, he was appointed by his fellow councillors as mayor of the Town of Hearst to fill a vacancy left by his predecessor. At the official elections in 2003, he was elected mayor.
Mr. Sigouin was first elected on the Hearst City Council in 1991 and has held several positions later, including: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hearst Foyer des Pionniers Nursing Home, Governor of the Board of Notre-Dame Hospital, a member of the Ministerial Council on the competitiveness of the forest sector in Ontario, to name a few.
Mr. Sigouin is a member of NEOMA and FONOM.
Mr. Sigouin has been a strong advocate of the use of wood in commercial and industrial buildings. In 2011, he was awarded the Wood Design Award of Ontario Wood Works for his advocacy for the use of wood in commercial projects and the adoption of a law in the Town of Hearst.
He takes great pride in the Town’s use of wood in the Inovo Center, the Town Hall offices and the Heritage Sawmill.