Guelph, Ont., July 12, 2018 – Ward 5 Councillor Cathy Downer has been acclaimed to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) board of directors for a second term as a member of the Large Urban Caucus.
“I am thrilled to continue to provide Guelph’s voice at the table on the important advocacy work of AMO – including issues such as affordable housing, infrastructure, waste management, and climate change,” said Councillor Downer. “The work of AMO is particularly important with the election of a new provincial government. We must ensure that municipalities have the chance to contribute to decisions made at the provincial level.”
Councillor Downer was first acclaimed to the AMO board in August 2016. In her first term, she served as co-chair of the Digital Government Taskforce and was instrumental in a number of advocacy files, including the successful advocacy for reform of the Ontario Municipal Board.
The 38-member AMO board is comprised of municipal officials who represent different caucuses: large urban; small urban; county; northern; regional and single tier; and rural.
“The AMO board is a great way to exchange information and ideas with other municipalities, especially urban areas that are going through some of the same challenges and experiences as Guelph,” added Councillor Downer.
About the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports 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 system.
Councillor Cathy Downer
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2294