The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of Canada’s municipal government since 1901. Members include more than 2,000 municipalities from across the country, representing more than 90 per cent of all Canadians. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Trade Show was held in Toronto from May 25 - 28, with this year’s theme being Local Action, National Results.
Following an election at the conference, Councillor Alysson Storey has been elected to the FCM Board as part of the Ontario Caucus. This is the first time a Chatham-Kent Councillor has been elected to this national board of directors.
The Conference provides an opportunity for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to discuss key issues and to advocate for support and funding from the Federal Government. The Board advocacy priorities for 2023 include:
- A commitment to building better transit.
- Delivering housing options and thriving communities for residents.
- Sustainable funding to implement active transportation infrastructure and programs.
- Investments to advance climate change adaption and resilience.
- Investments in economic development and recovery, jobs and growth.
“I am humbled and honoured to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This Is an incredible opportunity to represent our community and collaborate with colleagues from across the country on finding solutions to shared challenges. It’s our role to uplift the voices of our constituents, fostering unity and progress to create a brighter future for all Canadians,” said Councillor Alysson Storey.
“On behalf of our community and Council, I extend my congratulations to Councillor Storey for being elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board. This achievement is not only a testament to her abilities and dedication but also to the significance of having local representation on these boards. With her unique perspective and commitment to the well-being of our community, I am confident that Alysson will serve as a powerful advocate, championing the rights and needs of our community,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff.
For more information contact:
Manager, Corporate Initiatives & Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x firstname.lastname@example.org