AMO Conference

Espanola, ONTARIO, August 14th, 2012

2012 AMO Conference Will Tackle Municipal Challenges

Espanola –Mayor Mike Lehoux and Deputy Mayor Jill Beer will be participating along with more than 1,600 delegates at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2012 AMO Conference in Ottawa from August 19 to 22.

For more than 100 years, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has united municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

The Premier and the leaders of both opposition parties are featured speakers and as many as 15 federal and provincial ministers will participate in the conference.

This year’s program features close to 50 plenary sessions and workshops, and over 75 speakers, reflecting the broad scope of municipal responsibilities. Priority topics include leadership, municipal law, infrastructure, energy and conservation, public sector pensions, policing costs, accessibility, social housing, planning, water and wastewater treatment, waste diversion and biodiversity. Sessions will also cover pressing issues affecting municipalities, ranging from green energy and waste diversion to service delivery and infrastructure.

Mayor Lehoux and Deputy Mayor Beer are particularly interested in their discussions with the Minister of Natural Resources regarding the possible closure of the MNR office in Espanola. They will participate in many sessions and return to Espanola with information to be shared with all of council.

An abbreviated conference program can be downloaded from AMO’s website at Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key presenters will be posted on AMO’s web page throughout the duration of the conference at

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.

For more information about AMO or the 2012 Conference, contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Espanola, Ontario/June 27, 2012

In an effort to support our neighbours in the City of Elliot Lake, Espanola’s Mayor & Council and municipal employees are collecting food in conjunction with the efforts of the United Church and churches of Espanola.

“The Elliot Lake Food Bank will need a sustained effort to keep their food bank stocked as many residents will be out of work as a result of the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall,” says Mayor Lehoux.  “This is a practical way for our community to lend support to our neighbours.”

Mayor and Council ask the community to join in support by dropping off donations for the Elliot Lake Food Bank at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex.

For information contact:
Paula Roque/Deputy Clerk Town of Espanola
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