South Huron delegation attends ROMA Conference


This week a delegation comprised of the Mayor and councillors attended the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Toronto. In addition to offering professional development seminars, this event is designed to connect municipal officials with provincial government representatives to discuss local priories.

“Our job as municipal leaders is to advocate on behalf of our communities and bring our priorities to the province’s attention,” said Mayor George Finch. “I’m very pleased with the performance of our delegation at this year’s conference.”

The South Huron delegation made several high-level presentations to provincial ministers to inform them of local issues as well as the outstanding economic and community development opportunities available locally. These delegation meetings included:

  • The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The discussion focused on the need to maintain an appropriate and responsible OPP presence in our communities.
  • The Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. The discussion focused on the opportunity to expand the Grand Bend Entertainment District in South Huron, the municipality’s efforts to attract housing development, and the challenges local employers are facing due to a labour shortage.
  • The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The discussions focused on the need to collaborate with the province on funding core infrastructure assets such as roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects.

South Huron, with its low taxes and servicing costs, is an ideal place to visit, live and do business. Some of our key assets include:

  • Shovel-ready commercial and industrial development lands
  • Unconstrained access to potable water through Lake Huron Water Supply system
  • Abundant wastewater capacity adjacent to industrial and residential lands
  • Vibrant commercial core on the Main Street of Exeter
  • Thriving tourism economy along Ontario’s West Coast
  • Growing service economy due to expanding residential base

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