Mayor and Council attend 2018 AMO Conference


South Huron – Mayor Maureen Cole and members of South Huron Council will join about 1,900 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2018 Conference in Ottawa from August 19 to 22.

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.

Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and the three party leaders are featured speakers and several additional provincial ministers will participate in the conference.

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, municipal staff and officials will take part in municipal delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries. Mayor Cole will lead the South Huron delegation in meetings with the following:

• Honourable Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade,
• Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure
• Randy Pettapiece, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Key session topics include cannabis legalization, trade, indigenous relations, climate change and disaster preparedness, waste diversion, ambulance dispatch, emerging technologies and Smart Cities, the 2018 municipal election, rural economic development, and much more.

Program information is available online at

During the conference, interviews with Mayor Cole can be accommodated by calling Scott Currie, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Officer, 519-235-0310 x 231.

Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key speakers will be posted on AMO’s website throughout the duration of the conference at

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.

For more information about AMO or the 2018 Conference, contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425,
Follow the conference on Twitter: @AMOPolicy, Hashtag: #AMOConf18