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County Councillor Steffen Walma elected to Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors

 

Midhurst/ June 4, 2019 – County of Simcoe Councillor Steffen Walma was elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors (representing the Province of Ontario) during the Federation's Annual Conference in Quebec City from May 30 to June 2, 2019.

FCM has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901. Members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

FCM's Board of Directors is comprised of elected municipal officials and affiliate members from all regions and various-sized communities throughout Canada. FCM forms a broad base of support and carries the municipal message to the Government of Canada. The Board of Directors sets policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments and affiliate members and meets quarterly to develop policy positions on key national municipal issues.

“This is a tremendous honour and I thank my fellow County Councillors and all my colleagues who supported the election process," said Councillor Walma. “This is an important time for our municipalities as we build strategies to manage growth and increasing demands on our services. I look forward to working on behalf of all municipalities across Ontario and Simcoe County to help address the critical issues and opportunities facing our communities."

Walma joined municipal politics in 2014 as the Deputy Mayor of Tiny Township, a thriving community with a significant seasonal resident population. Through his role as Deputy Mayor, he served as a County of Simcoe Councillor (2014-2018). Walma was acclaimed as Deputy Mayor (2018-2022), and quickly progressed into a leadership position on County Council, having been elected by his peers as Chair of the Human Services Committee and Simcoe County Housing Corporation Board.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents, in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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CONTACTS

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1030
705-715-7654 (mobile)
Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
 Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca