Infrastructure investments take center stage at AMO Conference
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference is underway in Windsor, Ontario, where the province's municipal leaders have gathered to share best practices and hear from Ontario's provincial party leaders. Infrastructure investments have taken center stage at the conference, with Premier Wynne announcing a September intake for new federal infrastructure funding. Ontario's NDP party leader Andrea Horwath expressed concerns with the 2016 construction season drawing to a close as federal infrastructure dollars finally start to flow to Ontario's municipalities. A pre-conference workshop highlighted the impending asset management requirements for Ontario municipalities, in line with requirements built into the renewed Federal Gas Tax Fund Agreement. Municipalities have until the end of 2016 to demonstrate progress towards completing an Asset Management Plan (AMP) with all 16 asset categories eligible for Gas Tax spending.
PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE REVIEW
PSD, in partnership with AMO, is completing the official Conference Review for AMO 2016, providing delegates and those that couldn't make it to the event with a synopsis of the plenaries and concurrent sessions. The Conference Review will be delivered to AMO delegates and members across Ontario, along with PSD's readers across Canada within a week of the Conference.
We invite AMO delegates to submit your insights regarding the municipal challenges and solutions presented throughout the conference to be included in the Review. There is also space available in the Review for case studies submitted by industry experts.
Contact our research team on the ground at AMO:
info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com