Lise Burcher re-elected to Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board

City of Guelph Councillor Lise Burcher has been re-elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors, representing the Ontario caucus. Councillor Burcher has served on the Board since 2007, having been elected each year by FCM members at the organization’s annual meeting.

FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901, representing close to 2,000 municipalities across Canada on matters of policy that fall within federal jurisdiction.

“I’m honoured to be supported by my colleagues throughout Ontario in my bid for re-election to the Board,” said Burcher. “I look forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of Canadian municipalities on the issues that matter to our communities.”

Councillor Burcher first served as an FCM committee member in 2006, before being elected to the Board in 2007. She has served as Chair of FCM International since 2011; served on the Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development committee since 2006; the Standing Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government from 2006-2011; and on the Green Municipal Fund Council since 2008, serving as the Fund’s Audit Chair since 2010. She also led the Municipal Partner with FCM Mozambique initiative, was an elected juror for the FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Awards in 2008 and 2009, and coordinated FCM’s ad hoc Climate Change Committee in 2009.

She has been a member of Guelph City Council since 2003, representing Ward 5.

The FCM Board of Directors is comprised of 16 elected municipal officials in Ontario and a total of 72 directors across Canada. The Board meets quarterly to develop and discuss policy positions on key national municipal issues.

For more information

Councillor Lise Burcher
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2294
E lise.burcher@guelph.ca

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