04/04/2012

TORONTO, ON, April 4, 2012. AMO President Gary McNamara announced that the City of London and Middlesex County had been chosen to jointly host the 2014 AMO Conference.
"The 2014 AMO Conference will provide a significant economic boost to London and Middlesex County," said AMO President Gary McNamara. "London and Middlesex hosted the 2011 AMO Conference and it was a success. The Association is looking forward to descending upon the City and County in 2014."

Mayor Fontana was pleased to hear the AMO conference was headed to London. He said, "London will be a proud host for the AMO conference in 2014 and we're ready to show off - just a bit - to our municipal associates. Our city and Middlesex County have a great deal to showcase and we're always ready to welcome guests. Our facilities and amenities are topnotch and we regularly open the doors to major events and conferences, but it's a bit more special when the guests are 2,500 of your closest colleagues."

"Middlesex County is proud to co-host AMO once again," said Warden Jim Maudsley. "Middlesex is a vibrant County and I hope that conference delegates are able to take a moment to explore all that our region has to offer while attending the conference."

London/Middlesex was selected 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 2015, 2016 and 2017 AMO Conference were also decided by a competitive RFP process:

  • City of Niagara Falls, 2015
  • City of Windsor/County of Essex, 2016
  • City of Ottawa, 2017       
In 2012 and 2013 the AMO Conference will 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. 

- 30 -