Halton Regional Councillor appointed to FCM Board of Directors

Halton Regional Councillor appointed to FCM Board of Directors

Release Date: Jun 7, 2018

On June 3, 2018, Regional Councillor Blair Lancaster was re-elected for her second term to the Board of Directors, Ontario Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Halifax. FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901 and plays an important role in advocating to ensure the needs of municipalities are reflected in federal policies and programs.

Regional Councillor and past president of FCM, Clark Somerville, who is a committee member of FCM, was also recognized at the AGM for 10 years of dedicated service to the FCM Board. Councillor Somerville was instrumental in ensuring that municipalities were at the decision making table of the federal government, which has resulted in some great achievements such as the Investing in Canada infrastructure funding, which provided Halton Region with close to $40 million in funding, as well as Canada’s first National Housing Strategy.

"On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to congratulate Councillor Lancaster on her re-election to the FCM Board of Directors,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. She is a strong representative of Halton Region at the federal level and has been a local advocate and champion of federal issues at home, such as increasing women’s participation in government. I would also like to congratulate Councillor Somerville on his 10 years of service with FCM, he has always been a strong advocate for Halton and we thank him for his work on FCM."

“I’m so pleased to have been re-elected to the Ontario Caucus of the FCM Board of Directors”, said Regional Councillor Blair Lancaster. “I am proud of the work we have done for our communities over the past year and I look forward to continuing to work to bring Halton’s issues to the attention of the federal government.”

“It’s an honour to have been recognized for my work on FCM,” commented Regional Councillor Clark Somerville. “I have been able to work with so many dedicated people on issues that are important to Halton Region and to municipalities across the country.”

To view some of Halton’s advocacy efforts to support Halton’s residents, visit halton.ca/advocacy. For more information on FCM, visit www.fcm.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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