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Date Posted
August 9, 2022

Grey County Warden Selwyn Hicks will join hundreds of participants at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2022 Conference in Ottawa from August 14-17. This year marks the return of the in-person conference following two years of virtual conferences and delegations.

“When it comes to discussing the issues that are most important to the people of Grey County, there’s no substitute for in-person conversations. I’m excited to get back on the road and spend time face-to-face with many of our provincial leaders,” said Warden Hicks.

Premier Doug Ford and a number of Ministers from his cabinet will be speaking at the event, alongside several expert speakers who will be discussing a range of municipal topics.

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, Grey County officials and staff will participate in delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries. Grey County is participating in five meetings this year.

Grey County’s first delegation is with the Ministry of Transportation to discuss enhanced support for the Grey Transit Route intercommunity transit service.  The next delegation is with the Ministry of Long-Term Care to discuss health human resources and funding. Next is a delegation with the Ministry of Education regarding wage supports in the childcare sector. The following delegation is with the Ministry of Health regarding supportive housing and the extension of community paramedicine street outreach. Delegates will discuss management and risk concerns at popular provincial properties with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The final delegation is with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss additional tools to support the development of affordable housing.

When not in delegations, Grey County delegates will be busy learning about key conference topics such as municipal sustainability, community building, adapting to climate change and much more.

For more details on the AMO Conference and programming, visit www.amo.on.ca.

For more information about Grey County’s participation at the AMO Conference, follow Grey County on Facebook or Twitter, or visit www.grey.ca for a summary following the conference.

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For inquiries related to Grey County’s participation in the AMO Conference, or to schedule an interview with Warden Hicks, contact:

Before August 14

Katrina Peredun, Communications Officer

katrina.peredun@grey.ca

519-376-3690 ext.6135

 

After August 15

Rob Hatten, Communications Officer

rob.hatten@grey.ca

519-373-1592

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