Born in Temiscaming, Quebec, Danielle Gravelle has been serving the communities of Kipawa Temiscaming all her working life. She began her community involvement in 1977 as the founding editor of the community newspaper after completing a Journalism diploma at Canadore College in North Bay, ON. She worked at developing the newspaper until 1997 and then decided to move on to start her own business as a desktop publisher/translator, earning credentials as a certified translator with OTIIAQ. In 1985, she obtained a diploma in Administration from the Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue. In 2000, she became general manager of a non-profit corporation dedicated to building and managing housing for senior citizens in Temiscaming. In 2009, she joined the Town of Temiscaming as their development officer. In 2011, she became the Director-general/Development officer for the Municipality of Kipawa. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life of her fellow citizens and truly proud of her community. She is married to Leonard Gravelle, is the mother of three children and grandmother to four great-grandchildren.