Local government | August 18, 2022
Earlier this week, the City of Mississauga attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2022 conference in Ottawa, where they met with government officials, including cabinet ministers, MPPs and industry stakeholders.
The Mississauga delegation included Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Councillors Matt Mahoney and Ron Starr along with Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, and Shari Lichterman, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.
“The future of our province is built through our municipalities and their ability to address key priorities such as housing affordability, regionally integrated transit, and providing targeted support to our local economies,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “By expressing Mississauga’s priorities and identifying and exploring the opportunities that are collectively available to Ontario’s municipalities, our discussions with municipal and provincial leaders and stakeholders will help shape our path forward. I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues at all levels of government to move Mississauga forward as we work to build a world-class city of the future.”
During the conference, Mississauga’s delegation discussed priority issues facing the city including promoting housing affordability, investing in infrastructure, job growth and sustainable funding partnership opportunities, among many others during individual meetings with the Cabinet Ministers and representatives from the following portfolios:
In addition, Mayor Bonnie Crombie joined the Region of Peel and Ontario Big City Mayor’s delegation and attended meetings with the Associate Minister of Transportation, Minister of Finance, Minister of the Environment and Attorney General.
Ontario Big City Mayor’s Caucus (OBCM)
Beginning in 2023, Mayor Crombie will take over as the Chair for the OBCM. Currently, she serves as the Vice-Chair.
The OBCM provides a voice for big city mayors in policy debates that impact Ontario cities. Through policy development, advocacy, discussion and partnerships, Ontario’s Big City Mayors support strong and effective cities.
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances 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 systems. Each year, Mississauga leads a delegation to the conference and arranges meetings with key ministries and Members of Cabinet to discuss the City’s top priorities.
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.
City of Mississauga Media Relations
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