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2024-2026 AMO Board of Directors Election

In accordance with AMO By-law No. 1, elections for all open offices 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. 

AMO encourages candidates from across Ontario who reflect the diversity of our residents to seek election to the AMO Board of Directors.

Please review the information below for the Election Guide, nomination requirements, and a List of Certified Candidates which is updated regularly as nominations are received and certified by the Chief Returning Officer.

Election Oversight

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

Election Guide

The 2024 Election Guide provides information on:

  • Which offices are open for election
  • Eligibility requirements to serve on the Board of Directors
  • Roles and time commitment
  • Requirements to submit your nomination
  • How elections are run and how to prepare for your campaign
2024 Election Guide

Nomination Requirements

To file your nomination, you must submit:

  • A completed nomination form, including original signature; and
  • A resolution that indicates your municipal Council’s acknowledgement or support of your nomination. The Election Guide contains suggested wording for the Council resolution. 

Click here for the Nomination Form

The nomination period begins on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 and ends on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Late submissions will not be accepted.

You must file your nomination electronically by sending your documents to amoelections@amo.on.ca.

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. A report containing the complete list of certified candidates will be circulated to all members, no later than Friday, July 19, 2024.

List last updated: May 14, 2024. Nominations accepted until Monday, June 24, 2024, 12:00 p.m. (ET).

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

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

Candidates for Secretary-Treasurer: One (1) municipal employee to be elected

  • Dan Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kitchener

County Caucus: Three (3) municipal elected officials and one (1) municipal employee to be elected

Elected Officials

  • Diane Ballantyne, Councillor, County of Wellington
  • Barbara Dobreen, Councillor, County of Grey
  • Chris Gerrits, Mayor, Township of Amaranth

Municipal Employee

  • Meighan Wark, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Huron

Large Urban Caucus: Five (5) municipal elected officials and one (1) municipal employee to be elected

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


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


  • Rick Dumas, Mayor, Town of Marathon

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

  • Marilyn Crawford, Councillor, Town of Ajax
  • Robert Foster, Councillor, Region of Niagara
  • Tammy Hwang, Councillor, City of Hamilton

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

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

  • Deb Doherty, Councillor, Town of Collingwood
  • Lynn Dollin, Mayor, Town of Innisfil


Adam Garcia
Manager, Executive Office


AMO Board Elections