08/25/2014

Toronto, Ontario, August 25, 2014 – Gary McNamara, Mayor of the Town of Tecumseh, was acclaimed President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) on August 20 at the Association’s 2014 annual conference in London.
“It’s an honour to represent the interests of Ontario’s municipalities,” said McNamara. “Ontario will only succeed if our communities succeed. I believe that our communities are best served when government  leaders at all levels work together and I hope that my past experience is an asset to AMO’s ongoing advocacy.”

“I appreciate how much time and effort Gary has invested in AMO,” said Russ Powers, past AMO President. “Ontario’s municipalities can expect a strong advocate for their shared interests with Gary as AMO President.”

McNamara has served as the Mayor of the Town of Tecumseh since 2003. He previously served as AMO President from August 2011 to August 2012.

The AMO President serves as the voice of a 43-member Board made of up of elected officials and senior municipal staff from across Ontario. The AMO Board represents a cross-section of Ontario’s diverse municipalities, including rural, northern and urban communities from all regions of the province.  

AMO’s key advocacy priorities are focused on achieving fiscal sustainability for municipal governments, advancing federal, provincial partnerships for infrastructure and strengthening municipal legislative authority to advance local economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.   

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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