The AMO ON Topic podcast features updates and insights from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario on matters that affect municipal government every day. There has never been more on the go – or more on the line for the municipal sector. Follow along for interviews and discussions with municipal leaders as we work together to build strong, sustainable communities.
 
 
AMO ON Topic - Episode 8, October 18, 2019
Introducing AMO's New Executive Director : Brian Rosborough discusses AMO's priorities, the Fall Policy Forum, and more.
 
 
AMO ON Topic - Episode 7, February 19, 2019
We sit down with AMO's President and ROMA's Chair to discuss key topics coming out of the 2019 Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference, including Premier Ford's announcement related to municipal liability. You'll also hear highlights of speeches from party leaders. 
 
 
Episode 6 - January 25, 2019
As we head into the 2019 ROMA Conference, municipal officials discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Ontario's rural communities, and the value in coming together at ROMA.

We spoke with: Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon and ROMA’s interim Chair; Kelly Elliot, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Thames Centre; Ron Higgins, Mayor of the Township of North Frontenac, and Warden of Frontenac County; and Wendy Landry, Mayor of the Municipality of Shuniah and President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association.

Their communities are hundreds (sometimes thousands) of kilometers apart, but many face similar challenges and opportunities, including rural economic development and the need for dedicated infrastructure funding, especially broadband infrastructure.

Stay tuned for a post-Conference podcast in early February.  

 
 
Episode 5 - December 19, 2018
AMO President Jamie McGarvey gives listeners a primer on the Association, including advocacy work related to cannabis and double hatter firefighters, services offered to municipal governments, and the annual Conference.
  

Episode 4 - July 31, 2018
From energy planning and road assessment tools to the One Investment Program, LAS helps its municipal customers save money, make money and solve capacity. Judy Dezell, Director of Business Partnerships and LAS, discusses how the organization's programs and services can benefit your community.

You can learn more about LAS at www.las.on.ca
  

Episode 3 - June 1, 2018
John McGrath, reporter and digital media producer for TVO, discusses the provincial election, how reporters are working the municipal angle, and the impact of the loss of news on in-depth media coverage.

Also featuring a discussion with Brian Rosborough, the new Director of AMO's Membership Centre.
 
Episode 2 - May 1, 2018
We sit down with AMO's President, Lynn Dollin, to talk about the upcoming provincial election, including a discussion about how AMO builds consensus and policy positions and exactly how your provincial vote can impact your local government. Bonus: advice for those thinking about running for municipal office.
 
Episode 1 - March 2018
In this inaugural episode of the AMO's podcast, we hear from municipal leaders at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference about their priorities heading into the June provincial election and how AMO is working hard to make sure that municipal needs are top of mind when Ontarians head to the polls.