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Wellington North Will Be Represented At Next ROMA Conference

WELLINGTON COUNTY –  If you have ever wanted a chance to speak with the mayor or another elected leader, now is your chance.
More than 1,000 rural municipal officials from across the province will be meeting at the 2018 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in Toronto from January 21 to 23. ROMA is the most representative and effective voice for Ontario’s rural municipal governments.
Township of Wellington North Mayor Andrew Lennox, Councillor Sherry Burke and Councillor Steven McCabe are just a few who will be attending.
The conference provides a unique opportunity for rural officials to discuss shared challenges as well as help to build gaps and foster relationships.
Municipal staff and officials will take part in more than 300 delegation meetings with the various levelled ministries.  Legislative changes that will impact local waste management will be one of the key topics as well as elections and investments.  Additionally, topics such as broadband, energy, property assessment and rural health care will be addressed.
ROMA is the most representative and effective voice for Ontario’s rural municipal governments.
About 270 of Ontario’s 444 municipalities have populations of less than 10,000, while scores more
are rural in character. Through its relationship with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario,
ROMA advocates for policies and programs that will help build thriving rural Ontario communities.
Attendance at a session can benefit communities moving forward.
More information is available online at www.roma.on.ca.