*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton.
The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2021
On June 4, 2021, City of Burlington and Halton Regional Councillor Rory Nisan was re-elected to the Board of Directors, Ontario Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) at their Annual General Meeting.
FCM is the national voice of municipal government and plays an important role in advocating to ensure the needs of municipalities are reflected in federal policies and programs.
This is Councillor Nisan’s third term on the Board of Directors.
“I’m pleased to congratulate Councillor Nisan on his re-election to the FCM Board of Directors to advocate for our community and other municipalities across the province. Rory has done great work on behalf of Halton Region over the last three years and I know he will continue to raise important issues at FCM, including rural broadband internet, climate change and our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr
Since 2019, Councillor Nisan has advocated for municipal priorities to the federal government through FCM, including his successful advocacy efforts for essential emergency funding during COVID-19 for municipalities, delivery on rural broadband internet access, and a new FCM policy to support a fair market for e-book sales to Canadian libraries.
He is also serving as the Vice-Chair on the Standing Committee for International Relations to ensure results-based programming that aligned with the federal government’s priorities.
“I’m honoured to be serving on the FCM Board of Directors again this year. I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished, but am ready to look ahead to our new challenges. This includes our continued work with the federal government to ensure funding to rebuild local economies as we recover from the pandemic, immediate results and connectivity in our communities through rural broadband internet, continuing to support equity, diversity and inclusion in our communities and rebuilding Indigenous relationships. Thank you again to my colleagues for your support.” — Rory Nisan, City of Burlington & Halton Regional Councillor
MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
Congratulations to my colleague City of Burlington and Region of Halton Councillor Rory Nisan on his re-election to the Ontario caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). He’s a strong voice for Halton on the national stage and joins an outstanding team of eight other representatives!
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist