submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of NG
Mayor Peckford and Council, along with a small number of senior staff, joined more than 2,400 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s 2023 AMO Conference at RBC Place London and the DoubleTree by Hilton in London, Ontario from August 20 to 23.
The 2023 Conference provided North Grenville’s Council with the opportunity to advocate on key priorities for our community, including funding to support the creation of two residential hospice beds at Bayfield Manor, and the expansion of rural transit across North Grenville.
“Council was very pleased to meet with key ministerial officials to highlight the imperative to establish rural hospice beds in North Grenville and the implementation of a municipal-wide transit system which will be launched in the spring of 2024,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “We are seeking funding opportunities at all levels of government, including the Province.”
In her capacity as Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Mayor Peckford joined Counties Council colleagues for additional discussions on paramedic services, long term care, mental health and housing with various ministries.
North Grenville Council and staff also seized the opportunity to participate in a number of sessions on infrastructure, housing, youth engagement, improving primary health care, parks and recreation and climate change mitigation.
“Thank you to municipal staff for developing key advocacy materials that enabled us to make the best case possible for investing in North Grenville’s quality of life,” added Mayor Peckford.
The annual conference is an opportunity for municipal officials to work together on solutions to today’s big challenges, to learn, and to create new opportunities that benefit Ontario’s communities.