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2024-2026 AMO Board of Directors Election

In accordance with AMO By-law No. 1, elections to the AMO Board of Directors will occur at the AMO Annual Conference, hosted by the City of Ottawa in August 2024. The Board of Directors is responsible for:

  • setting annual strategic objectives;
  • setting the annual budget;
  • establishing corporate policies/procedures; and
  • reviewing, discussing, and approving AMO’s policy and program initiatives. 
Election Oversight

AMO Board elections are coordinated by AMO staff and overseen by the City of Brampton City Clerk’s Office. The City of Brampton Clerk is the appointed Chief Returning Officer (CRO).

Voting Information

All elected officials from member municipalities in good standing with the Association who are registered conference delegates are eligible to vote for President and in the Caucus in which they are registered. 

The deadline to change a delegate’s Caucus affiliation is Friday, July 5, 2024. If you wish to change your Caucus affiliation, please email events@amo.on.ca with your name and desired Caucus affiliation.

The voting period is Monday, August 19, 2024, 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Voting will be conducted in person in the Parliament Foyer, Shaw Centre, Ottawa (outside the Plenary Hall).

The CRO will announce the results of the election on Tuesday, August 20, 2024, during the afternoon main stage programming in the Plenary Hall.

List of Certified Candidates

The CRO reviews each nomination package for accuracy and completeness. Candidates are certified when they are deemed eligible, and their name will be added to the List of Certified Candidates below. The Secretary-Treasurer's Nominations Report containing the complete list of certified candidates was circulated to all members on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Candidates for President: One (1) municipal elected official to be elected

  • Robin Jones, Mayor, Village of Westport
  • Wendy Landry, Mayor, Municipality of Shuniah

County Caucus: Three (3) municipal elected officials to be elected

  • Diane Ballantyne, Councillor, County of Wellington
  • Don DeGenova, Councillor, County of Hastings
  • Aina DeViet, Warden, County of Middlesex
  • Barbara Dobreen, Councillor, County of Grey
  • Chris Gerrits, Councillor, County of Dufferin
  • Chris Peabody, Warden, County of Bruce

Large Urban Caucus: Five (5) municipal elected officials to be elected

  • Angela Caputo, Councillor, City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Dawn Dodge, Councillor, City of St. Catharines
  • Anna Hopkins, Councillor, City of London
  • Dorothy McCabe, Mayor, City of Waterloo
  • Kieran McKenzie, Councillor, City of Windsor
  • Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor, City of Burlington
  • Bryan Paterson, Mayor, City of Kingston

Northern Caucus: Two (2) municipal elected officials from Northeastern Ontario to be elected

  • John Curley, Councillor, City of Timmins
  • David Plourde, Mayor, Town of Kapuskasing
  • Roger Sigouin, Mayor, Town of Hearst

Regional and Single Tier Caucus: Six (6) municipal elected officials to be elected

  • Riley Brockington, Councillor, City of Ottawa
  • Marilyn Crawford, Councillor, Town of Ajax
  • Robert Foster, Councillor, Region of Niagara
  • Tammy Hwang, Councillor, City of Hamilton
  • Joy Lachica, Councillor, City of Peterborough
  • Tom Mrakas, Councillor, Region of York
  • Rhonda Mulcahy, Councillor, Region of Durham
  • Paul Vicente, Councillor, Region of Peel

Rural Caucus: Four (4) municipal elected officials and one (1) municipal employee to be elected

Elected Officials

  • Phil Brennan, Councillor, Township of Severn
  • Peter Emon, Warden, County of Renfrew
  • Paul Latam, Councillor, Town of Grand Valley
  • Dane Nielsen, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Grey Highlands
  • Amanda Reid, Councillor, Township of Mapleton
  • Natasha Salonen, Mayor, Township of Wilmot
  • Nathan Townend, Deputy Warden, County of Lennox & Addington
  • Tanya Vrebosch, Councillor, City of North Bay
  • Rainey Weisler, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Bayham

Municipal Employee

  • Roshan Kantiya, Treasurer, Township of McKellar
  • Nicole Martin, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Township of Amaranth

Small Urban Caucus: Four (4) municipal elected officials and one (1) municipal employee to be elected

Elected Officials

  • Gail Ardiel, Councillor, Town of The Blue Mountains
  • Deb Doherty, Councillor, Town of Collingwood
  • Lynn Dollin, Mayor, Town of Innisfil
  • Cheraldean Duhaney, Councillor, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Bill Gordon, Mayor, Town of Midland
  • Sean Kelly, Councillor, City of Belleville
  • Jamie McGarvey, Mayor, Town of Parry Sound
  • Gary McNamara, Mayor, Town of Tecumseh
  • Joseph Racinsky, Councillor, Town of Halton Hills
  • Sharmila Setaram, Councillor, City of Welland
  • Bronwynne Wilton, Councillor, Township of Centre Wellington

Municipal Employee

  • Ashley Bilodeau, Senior Municipal Director, Municipality of Callander
  • Amanpreet Singh Sidhu, Deputy CAO & City Solicitor, City of Orillia
  • Michael Touw, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Perth
Candidates Elected by Acclamation

Secretary-Treasurer: One (1) municipal employee

  • Dan Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kitchener

County Caucus: One (1) municipal employee

  • Meighan Wark, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Huron

Northern Caucus: Two (2) municipal elected officials from Northwestern Ontario

  • Rick Dumas, Mayor, Town of Marathon
  • Fred Mota, Mayor, Municipality of Red Lake


Adam Garcia
Manager, Executive Office


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