The annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference looked a little different this year due to COVID-19. This year’s conference was conducted online, for the first time in its 120-year history.
During the condensed three-day conference between August 17-19, Niagara Region and its local municipal partners actively engaged with Provincial Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants to advocate for support on a number of key priorities for the region. In attendance were Regional Chair Jim Bradley, seven members of Regional Council, and senior staff.
Niagara Region’s delegation met with seven ministries on the following initiatives and projects:
This was a notable Conference year for Niagara Region where we received recognition in the following areas:
Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley commented, “From having been involved at both the provincial and municipal level of government, I can testify that the annual AMO conference is a valuable opportunity for municipal representatives to have direct access to provincial leaders. It provides the chance to discuss provincial action on our community initiatives and, as ‘creatures of the province’, gain insight into what municipal-related policies are unfolding within the provincial government. We would like to commend AMO for their excellent work in putting together a first-class conference under unusual circumstances."