September 29, 2020
Following the recent AMO Board elections as part of the AMO Conference and AGM, two Board vacancies remain.  The vacancies are two municipal employee seats, one on the Rural Caucus and one on the Large Urban Caucus. The vacancies occur because no one was nominated for these director positions in the election. AMO’s By-Law No.2 governs the filling of the vacancies for the remainder of 2020-2022 Board term.  Note that members of the AMO Rural Caucus are also appointed to the Board of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA), which meets 8-9 times a year.

AMO is soliciting expressions of interest from qualified candidates who are employees of member municipalities. Qualified candidates (who meet the requirements set out in By-Law No. 2) will be interviewed by the respective Caucus members and a candidate for each Caucus will be recommended to the AMO Board for appointment for a term ending August 2022.

In filling any vacancy, the Board and Caucuses will be mindful of the need for broad geographic representation and gender representation.  In the request for nominations for the recent Board election, nominations were encouraged from those who reflect the diversity of Ontario’s communities.

Note that no Member Municipality may be represented on the AMO Board by more than one Director (staff or elected official).

Process for filling the vacancies:  

Step 1: Call for Expressions of Interest

The Deadline is 12:00 p.m. Noon, November 30th, 2020. 
Individuals can indicate their interest by downloading and submitting a completed Expression of Interest form by the 12:00 p.m. noon November 30, 2020 deadline along with a CV.  A Council resolution of support is required and must be included in the application. 

Step 2:  Interview by Caucus Directors:  A panel of Caucus Directors will interview qualified candidates and make a recommendation for appointment to the AMO Board.  Interviews will occur in December or January.

Step 3: Board approval of Caucus Nominee.  This step is expected no later than January 2021.

What is the Board of Directors role?  The Caucus structure is how the Board is constructed.  It is intended to represent the different types of municipal government structure, service responsibilities and geography.  With 43 members, the Board has a pan-Ontario breadth so that its work reflects the range of its membership as it works to speak on shared interests and a common voice.

What is the time commitment?  The Board meets six times a year, generally the last Friday of the month.  It is preceded by a Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting, and the caucuses meet individually before the Board meeting.  The Board participates at the Annual Conference in August.

Meeting Schedule for 2021: 
Thursday, January 28, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Friday, January 29, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors
Thursday, March 25, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Friday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors 
Thursday, June 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Committee of the Whole
Friday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors 

AMO Annual Conference
Saturday, August 14, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors
Sunday, August 15, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Board of Directors
Thursday, September 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Friday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors 
Thursday, November 25, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole
Friday, November 26, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Board of Directors

What are the Bylaw’s Qualification Requirements?  The municipality must be an AMO member in good standing. The individual must be eighteen (18) or more years of age and not be an undischarged bankrupt; and not be declared incapable. The individual must be an employee of the municipality.

Are the costs of Board meetings covered by AMO?  No.  The municipality covers the costs of travel and any needed accommodations.  The AMO Board provides the opportunity to be part of a broader policy development team as well as providing interaction that benefits the municipality and the sector.

Where do I send my completed Expression of Interest?  Send information by email to AMOElections@amo.on.ca or fax to (416) 971-6191. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Rosborough, Executive Director at (416) 971-9856, ext. 362, e-mail brosborough@amo.on.ca or Lorna Ruder, Executive Assistant, ext. 341, email lruder@amo.on.ca.