Last week, on behalf of Council, Mayor Jeff Jordan, Councillor Kadwell and Town staff attended this years Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, held virtually from August 15th to 18th, 2021.

The annual conference brings Ontario’s four hundred and forty four (444) municipalities together to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges.

During the conference, Town representatives met with several Provincial Ministers as well as Opposition Party leaders to discuss key priorities and advance ongoing Grimsby initiatives, including:

  • The Ministry of Infrastructure to discuss green infrastructural opportunities and express thanks for the $16 million in provincial funding received to support the Peach King Centre renovation and expansion;
  • The Ministry of Health to discuss the provinces ongoing support for the redevelopment of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in partnership with Lincoln and West Lincoln;
  • The Ministry of Transportation to advocate that the North-South Escarpment Crossing be included as a priority within the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2051 Plan in partnership with Lincoln, West Lincoln and Niagara Region; and
  • Leaders of the Provincial Green, Liberal and NDP Parties to discuss key Regional priorities, including critical housing shortages, increased broadband and cellular connectivity, GO transit service expansion and the Niagara transportation corridor.

“It was an honour and a privilege to attend this years AMO Conference on behalf of the Town of Grimsby,” said Mayor Jordan.

“We would like to thank the many provincial representatives, including MPP Oosterhoff, who took the time to meet with us. I feel the Town was able to further strengthen its intergovernmental relationships, which will continue to benefit Grimsby as we work with neighbouring municipalities and upper levels of government to advance large-scale infrastructural, transit, healthcare and environmental projects that will bring long lasting benefits to the residents of our community.”

A Ministers’ Forum discussion, which took place during the conference, looked ahead to the post-COVID impact on Ontario’s environment, infrastructure, and resource development.

The topics encouraged dialogue amongst municipal leaders on how they can develop and implement an effective post-pandemic recovery plan for residents.

For more information about the 2021 AMO Conference or to view this years Conference Program, please visit the AMO website.


Name: Rachael Ball-Condron
Title: Executive Assistant to the Mayor and CAO
Contact Information: (905) 309-2004

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