03/30/2012

TORONTO, ON, March 30, 2012. AMO President Gary McNamara today announced on behalf of the Board of Directors that the City of Niagara Falls has been chosen to host the 2015 AMO Conference.
"As a province-wide municipal association, AMO has an interest in providing this opportunity to all Ontario municipalities with the hotel and meeting facilities needed to host a conference of this size," said AMO President Gary McNamara. "Niagara Falls is no stranger to tourists and we look forward to descending upon the city in August 2015."

"Hosting the 2015 AMO Conference will highlight Niagara Falls as a world-class destination and provide a boost to our local economy," said Mayor Jim Diodati. "Niagara Falls welcomes 12 Million VIPs every year. We are looking forward to rolling out the red carpet in 2015 for municipal delegates from across the province."

Niagara Falls 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 2014, 2016 and 2017 AMO Conference were also decided by a competitive RFP process:

  • City of London/County of Middlesex, 2014
  • 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.

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