08/29/2008

Toronto, Ontario, August 29, 2008 – AMO named Roger Anderson, Chair of Durham Region, to the AMO Honour Roll on August 26 at the 2008 AMO Conference in Ottawa.
“Roger Anderson has been a member of AMO’s Board of Directors for almost 18 years and I am personally grateful to the support he has given me as a Past President of AMO,” said AMO’s Immediate Past President Doug Reycraft.  

Anderson was first elected as a Councillor in Ajax from 1985 to 1988, and then served as Ajax’s Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor from 1991 to 1997.  He has been Chairman of the Region of Durham since December 1997.  During his term as President of AMO from 2004 to 2006, AMO secured a historic Federal gas tax sharing agreement for Ontario municipalities; gained Provincial legislation that required Ontario Government ministries to consult with municipalities on changes that could affect them; and advanced major changes to the Ontario Municipal Board, the Planning Act and the Municipal Act.  

AMO’s Honour Roll recognizes people who have gone beyond their normal roles and responsibilities and who have stepped up to represent municipal governments provincially and nationally, advocating for the betterment of municipal government and our service to communities. 

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 445 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.  

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