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County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell acclaimed Chair of Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus


Midhurst/February 8, 2021 – County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell has been acclaimed Chair of Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus (WOWC) and is focused on the South Western Ontario Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative as his top priority.

“I am honoured to have been acclaimed for the position of chair of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus to further initiatives that will benefit our group of 15 upper and single-tier municipalities," said Warden George Cornell. “Throughout this pandemic, we have witnessed the strength of working together to tackle the biggest issues that we are facing. Collectively, we will represent the joint interests of Southwestern Ontario municipalities, as we collaborate to build on these learnings and continue our great track record of success. I would like to thank all my fellow Wardens and Mayors who supported me, and to congratulate Dufferin County Warden Darren White on returning as vice chair. Together, the caucus will make progress in our recovery efforts, supporting our entire area through coordinated economic development efforts and rural broadband connectivity enhancements in collaboration with SWIFT."

Simcoe County Councillors continue to go above and beyond to represent local constituents. The County currently benefits from strong voices at key regional venues, including the Association of Municipalities Ontario, Federation of Canadian Municipalities and now the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus.    

About Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus Inc. (WOWC)

The Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus is a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper and single-tier municipalities in Southwestern Ontario, representing more than three million residents. The WOWC aims to enhance the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities across the region. Caucus members work collectively to influence federal and provincial legislation and programs through advocacy, research, analysis and education. For more information, visit www.wowc.ca

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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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)