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Mayor McCallion Reappointed to AMO Board of Directors

Aug 23, 2012

Mayor Hazel McCallion was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), at the AMO conference held August 19-22 in Ottawa.

"I am honoured to once again serve as a member of AMO's Board of Directors," said Mayor McCallion. "AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario, and the association provides cities with a forum to jointly advocate for issues facing municipalities such as infrastructure and transit funding."

Mayor McCallion will serve as a member of the Board of Directors and the chair of the Large Urban Caucus for the 2012-2014 term.

Mayor McCallion has been involved with AMO since 1969 when she was a County of Peel Councillor for the City of Mississauga. Over the years, she has held a number of AMO positions including president, vice president and director elected-at-large. She has also been appointed by AMO to serve on several committees including the Municipal Act Task Force, Electricity Restructuring Task Force, Urban and Regional Task Force, Fiscal and Labour Policy Committee and the Minister of Energy's Electricity Transition Committee.

AMO's key advocacy priorities are focused on achieving fiscal sustainability for municipal governments and strengthening municipal legislative authority to advance local economic well being and environmental sustainability.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Catherine Monast
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Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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