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Petrolia Represented at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference in Ottawa


Posted: August 22, 2019

Mayor R. Brad Loosley, Councillor Joel Field, Councillor Don Welten and Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer Rick Charlebois joined about 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa from August 18 to 21.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.  Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and the three party leaders were featured speakers and several additional provincial ministers participated in the conference.

The annual conference is a chance for municipal officials to discuss and move forward on shared challenges, to learn, and to create new opportunities that can benefit their communities. In addition to the conference program, municipal staff and officials will take part in municipal delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries.

Mayor R. Brad Loosley, Councillor Joel Field, Councillor Don Welten and Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer Rick Charlebois met with the Honorable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure; and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Parliamentary Assistant Randy Pettapiece.  These meetings were an excellent opportunity for Petrolia’s leaders to maintain a strong relationship with these two key Ministers as they relate to the importance of improvements to infrastructure, namely road projects. 

Key session topics included cyber security, cannabis legalization, local economies in transition, changes to the health care system, recycling and the rise of plastics, affordable housing, municipal policing, rural economic development, climate change, addressing social and health problems facing our communities and much more.

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.

 

Photo 1: Left to Right – Councillor Joel Field, Mayor R. Brad Loosley, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Parliamentary Assistant Randy Pettapiece, Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer Rick Charlebois, Councillor Don Welten

Photo 2: Left to Right – Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer Rick Charlebois, Mayor R. Brad Loosley, Honorable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, Councillor Joel Field, Councillor Don Welten

Photo 1 AMO 2019 Photo 2 AMO Minister of Infrastructure