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News Release: EOWC chair appointed to the 2022–2024 AMO Board of Directors

Categories: General

Posted On: August 22, 2022

OTTAWA, August 17, 2022 – At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in Ottawa, Debbie Robinson, Warden, County of Renfrew and Chair, Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), was appointed to the AMO Board of Directors, County Caucus. The Conference was held from August 15 to 17.

As a member of the Board, Robinson will help set policy for the association and serve as a key municipal leader in the province.

“Hundreds of municipal governments from across Ontario benefit from their participation in AMO. At the same time, their contribution and commitment to working together makes all communities stronger. I am pleased to have Debbie on our Board,” said AMO’s new President, Colin Best, Councillor in Halton Region.

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

Most of the public services that people use every day are provided by municipal governments. Countless connections, partnerships and funding transfers with Ontario’s provincial government impact municipal programs and services. In the interest of good government, AMO works to ensure that the municipal and provincial municipal relationship is strong and effective.

During the 2022-2024 term, AMO will be particularly focused on matters related to economic recovery and prosperity, planning and growth, affordable housing, ending homelessness, infrastructure investment, broadband expansion, and transit. In addition, AMO is focusing on social infrastructure and policies that enable everyone in Ontario to achieve their full potential. Investment in public health, community paramedicine, long term care, human services, community mental health and addiction round out AMO’s top priorities.

Extensive information about AMO’s advocacy and support for municipal governments is available on our website: www.amo.on.ca

About the EOWC

Since its inception, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has worked to support and advocate on behalf of the 750,000 property taxpayers across rural Eastern Ontario. The EOWC covers an area of 45,000 square kilometres from Cobourg to the Quebec border, and includes 13 upper-tier and single-tier municipalities as well as 90 local municipalities. All members work together as a team, striving to ensure that conditions are in place to make Eastern Ontario the greatest place in the world to reside and do business.

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For more information, please contact:

AMO Media Contact, Brian Lambie, 416-729-5425, [email protected]
EOWC Communications, [email protected]
Debbie Robinson, EOWC Chair, [email protected]
Liz Danielsen, EOWC Vice-Chair, [email protected]
Meredith Staveley-Watson, EOWC Manager of Government Relations and Policy, 647-545-8324, [email protected]