La Fédération des municipalités du Nord de l’Ontario (FMNO) s’est réunie le mercredi 13 mai 2020, via ZOOM, afin de discuter des défis et des préoccupations partagés par les membres. Depuis l’annulation de la conférence annuelle de la FMNO, en raison de la COVID-19, le comité exécutif ainsi que le conseil, continuent à se réunir, de façon virtuelle, afin de mieux comprendre la réalité créée par la pandémie. Le président Danny Whalen a déclaré « étant donné que plusieurs de nos membres siègent à d’autres tables politiques, il est primordial d’entendre d’eux, afin de bien comprendre les effets et l’impact de la COVID-19, dans notre région. »
The Federation of Northeastern Ontario Municipalities met on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, by ZOOM, to discuss the issues and challenges facing their 110 members. Since the COVID19 Pandemic contributed to the cancellation of FONOM’s Annual Conference, the Executive and Board have been meeting monthly to understand the changing landscape better.
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to announce, the appointment of Mac Bain as its New Executive Director. “Mac’s knowledge of the issues facing our region will be an asset to our membership. He will fulfill the duties of the Executive Director on a part time basis under the direction of the Executive. Mac has stepped down from the Board and the Executive, and we expect the City of North Bay to appoint a new representative to the Board shortly” said FONOM President Danny Whalen.
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) will join more than 1,000 participants from across the province at the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in Toronto from January 19 to 21.
“On behalf of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) I want to congratulate all the MP’s from northeastern Ontario that were recently elected in the Federal Election, as well as the candidates that put their names forward”, said FONOM President Danny Whalen.
This past August, FONOM was well represented at the AMO Conference in Ottawa and meetings were held with several Provincial Cabinet Ministers. The following is a summary of the issues raised on behalf of northeastern municipalities and the recommendations provided to Provincial representatives.
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) President Danny Whalen, will join about 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa from August 18 to 21.
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) President Danny Whalen, will join about 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa from August 18 to 21. For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) wishes to thank Mayor Al Spacek for his many years of Leadership and Dedication as President of FONOM. Mayor Spacek announced at the FONOM Conference this spring that he would not be seeking re-election in October. An election of Officers was held at the August Board meeting in Ottawa. The new officers are; President Danny Whalen (Councillor from the City of Temiskaming Shores), 1St Vice President Mac Bain (Councillor from the City of North Bay), 2nd Vice President Paul Schoppmann (Mayor from the Municipality of St.