|September 14, 2023, VOL. 5 ISSUE 1|
|Town of Fort Erie leaders joined more than 1,700 participants from approximately 444 municipalities across Ontario at the 2023 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference held from August 21 to August 23 in London, Ontario.|
AMO is the top educational forum for municipal governments, connecting municipal officials directly with elected Ontario government to identify solutions to the most significant challenges municipalities face today. AMO allows attendees to unearth innovative new ideas through speakers, workshops, and broad-scope sessions on municipal responsibilities.
While attending the AMO Conference, Fort Erie leaders met with key Ministry officials regarding critical areas of need that directly affect the community. Topics of discussion included physician recruitment and retention, local health care services, preserving 24/7 Urgent Care, funding for essential infrastructure (shoreline and flood protection, climate change, servicing employment lands), sustainability of the Fort Erie Racetrack including the future viability of the horse racing industry, and several other priorities that will require funding support for our future.
“AMO has once again provided Fort Erie with a great opportunity to openly discuss local concerns affecting our community with government officials representing various sectors. We were able to showcase what sets us apart from other municipalities and promote Fort Erie as a provincial asset and strategic location. On Town Council’s behalf, thank you to the Ministers, Parliamentary Assistants, and Ministry Staff who met with us. We look forward to strengthening our relationships for mutual benefit.”
Mayor Wayne Redekop
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.
Ward 1 George McDermott, Ward 2 Nick Dubanow , Ward 4 Joan Christensen, MPP Wayne Gates, Mayor Wayne Redekop, Ward 5 Tom Lewis, Ward 6 Ann-Marie Noyes & Fort Erie CAO Chris McQueen