Building a vibrant economy and region requires strong leadership and a collective voice. The Driving Force is that voice. It’s based on the idea that a rising tide benefits everyone, and that you will receive in direct proportion to what you contribute. Your investment will go towards regional marketing and workforce development. It’s about coming together as a united voice for the prosperity of our region.

Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc.


Patrick Richard

Executive Director for Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc., Patrick is a graduate from Université de Moncton, with a Multidisciplinary BA in Political Science, Sociology and Business Management, and from the University of New Brunswick with a Human Resources Management Certificate. Prior to his role with DMCI, he worked as a Client Engagement Specialist and Workforce Strategist with the Provincial Government’s lead economic development agency, Opportunities NB. He has also held leadership roles with Bass Pro Shops, Target Canada, and Magic Mountain Water Park.

He is currently the President of the Hub City Young Professionals Network, Secretary of the Downtown New Brunswick Association, and sits on the boards of Downtowns Atlantic Canada, Place aux Compétences and the Place de la Cathédrale.

Downtown Moncton Centre Ville is focused primarily on promoting the downtown Moncton area. They plan events and activities in the downtown area while also keeping it clean and safe. Bringing new events and activities for people to enjoy is what they do best.