03/30/2012

TORONTO, ON, March 30, 2012 – AMO President Gary McNamara today announced on behalf of AMO’s Board of Directors that the City of Ottawa has been chosen to host the 2017 AMO Conference.
"AMO has held many successful conferences in the City of Ottawa and we look forward to returning again," said AMO President Gary McNamara. "The Conference will provide a great economic boost for the City as participants experience all the nation’s capital has to offer."

"I’m delighted to welcome the AMO Conference back to Ottawa in Canada’s Sesquicentennial Year of 2017," said Mayor Jim Watson. "I know that conference attendees will enjoy Ottawa’s excellent attractions and be eager to spend a few days in our nation’s capital during the celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation."

Ottawa was selected as host for 2017 based on a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

The annual AMO Conference, held in August each year, is Ontario’s foremost educational forum for municipal governments. The 2011 conference attracted 2,500 participants including more than 1,600 municipal delegates, Ontario’s Premier and both opposition leaders, most of the Ontario Government’s Cabinet and federal government ministers. Typically, the conference features close to 50 plenary sessions and workshops, a trade show and more than 75 speakers that address public priorities, municipal management and the delivery of government programs and services.

The locations of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 AMO Conference were also decided by a competitive RFP process:

  • City of London/County of Middlesex, 2014
  • City of Niagara Falls, 2015
  • City of Windsor/County of Essex, 2016
The 2012 and 2013 AMO Conference will also be held in the City of Ottawa. 

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.

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