Regional Councillor Rob Foster acclaimed to AMO board of directors
Lincoln Regional Councillor Rob Foster has been acclaimed to the Board of Directors, Regional and Single-tier Caucus, for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). This is Councillor Foster’s 3rd consecutive term on the AMO board.
AMO provides a strong advocacy voice for municipalities across Ontario with the provincial government and plays an important role in ensuring the needs of municipalities are reflected in provincial policies and programs.
Councillor Foster will serve on the AMO board for the 2022-2024 term. The AMO Board of Directors sets policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments around the province. The board meets frequently to develop policy positions on key issues, and advance those position with provincial law makers.
The provincial government has a long standing tradition of consulting with the AMO board when making decisions that will affect municipalities, as well as when deciding on the allocation of funding. Having Councillor Foster continue to serve on the AMO Board of Directors will ensure that Niagara has a seat at the table when these decisions are being made.
Within the Regional and Single Tier Caucus, Council Foster joins board members from the municipalities from Ottawa, Peel and Durham.
With Councillor Foster’s appointment to the AMO board, Niagara is now well represented at both the provincial and federal level with Councillor Diana Huson’s membership on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
"On behalf of Regional Council, I want to recognize Concillor Foster on his appointment to the AMO Board of Directors. The Councillor has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for Niagara around the AMO table, and I pleased to know that he will continue to bring our concerns forward for the 2022-2024 term. AMO plays a significant role in our relationship with the provincial government and it is crucial that Niagara has a voice when decisions are being made."
~ Regional Chair Jim Bradley
"I look forward to continuing to my work on the board of directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, ensuring Niagara has a seat at the table. I am honoured to be able to represent Niagara region at the AMO level, ensuring that our concerns and priorities receive the attention they deserve."
~ Regional Councillor Rob Foster
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