Ottawa, August 22, 2018 – Jamie McGarvey, Mayor of the Town of Parry Sound, was acclaimed President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) today at the Association’s 2018 conference in Ottawa.

“I am looking forward to leading AMO for the next two years. Through AMO, communities of all sizes can stand together and make a difference for the people of Ontario,” said AMO President Jamie McGarvey. “We all move forward when we all move together.”

“Jamie brings decades of experience in municipal government and a passion for working with others on shared goals,” said Lynn Dollin, past AMO President. “I look forward to supporting Jamie as an active Past President.”

McGarvey has served on municipal councils for more than 30 years, including the last eight as the Mayor of Parry Sound.  He has been on the AMO board for eight years.

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 and 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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