At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), held in Ottawa August 19 to 22, Halton Regional Councillor Colin Best was elected to the AMO Board of Directors Regional and Single Tier Caucus for a two-year term (2018 to 2020).
AMO is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to support and enhance Ontario’s 444 municipalities to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges through advocacy, policy and consultative opportunities. It promotes the value of the municipal level of government as a vital and essential component of the Provincial and Federal Governments.
“I congratulate Councillor Best on his appointment to the AMO Board of Directors,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “It is important to have Halton’s voice in opportunities for consultation with the Province, and I know that Colin will act in the best interests of our residents.”
“I am honoured to be appointed on the AMO Board,” said Regional Councillor Colin Best. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across the province to bring a unified municipal voice to the Provincial Government.”
“AMO benefits from membership from across the province and a Board that reflects the diversity of Ontario’s municipal governments. To that end, I am pleased to have Colin on the 2018 to 2020 Board team,” said AMO President Jamie McGarvey.
As a member of the Board, Councillor Best will help set policy for the Association and serve as a key municipal leader in their advocacy and policy work with the Provincial Government.
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The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 570,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.