MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
Congratulations to my Council colleague Councillor Rory Nisan on his re-election to the FCM Board of Directors for his fourth term! Having local representation at these tables helps ensure that Burlington’s and Halton’s priorities and the voices of local government are heard on a national scale.
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*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton.
The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
June 17, 2022
On June 5, at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual General Meeting and Conference, Regional Councillor Rory Nisan was re-elected for a fourth term to the Board of Directors, Ontario Caucus for FCM. FCM is the national voice of local government and helps advocate for municipalities to ensure their needs are reflected in federal policies.
“I’m pleased to congratulate Councillor Nisan on his fourth term on the FCM Board of Directors, where he can continue the important work of advocating for our community and the interests of municipalities across Ontario and Canada. At FCM, Rory has helped raise key issues facing municipalities with Federal partners, such as housing affordability, the need for immediate access to reliable broadband internet, COVID response and recovery support, as well as funding for the child care sector. I know he will continue his great work on behalf of Halton Region over the next year.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr
Councillor Nisan has advanced municipal priorities through FCM since 2019 including funding for frontline services during the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in affordable and assisted housing, delivering growth-related infrastructure and supporting municipal climate change mitigation and adaptation.
“I’m honoured to be re-elected to the FCM Board of Directors this year. We have accomplished a lot, but there is still much to be done. I am excited to continue advocating for our shared municipal priorities and want to thank my colleagues for their support.” — Halton Regional & City of Burlington Councillor Rory Nisan
In addition to his role as a FCM Board Member, Councillor Nisan serves as Chair for the Standing Committee on International Relations, which allowed him to contribute to the global programs and initiatives that FCM supports in a number of countries across the globe. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Anti-Racism and Equity, the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention and the Standing Committee on Environmental Issues. He is also an active member of the Rural Forum.
To learn more about Halton’s advocacy efforts to support residents and businesses, visit the Advocating for a Strong Halton page on halton.ca. For more information on FCM, visit fcm.ca
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist