Welcome to AMO ON Topic, your source for things that matter to Ontario municipalities. Follow along with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for interviews and discussions with municipal leaders as we work together to build strong, sustainable communities.
21. We're Back! AMO's President talks COVID, the Conference, and more
We're back! After a brief hiatus, we're back with AMO's President, Graydon Smith, to chat about leadership during a pandemic, what the Ontario Budget means for municipal governments, and what to expect at the 2021 AMO Conference.
AMO Youth Fellows Series: Episode 4
In episode four of our AMO Youth Fellows Series, Emilie Leneveu speaks with Wendy Landry, Mayor of Shuniah and President of NOMA. Their discussion focuses on climate action and economic development.
AMO Youth Fellows Series: Episode 3
Episode three features AMO Youth Fellow Graham Taylor's interview with Patty Sinnamon, CAO and Clerk for the Township of Chatsworth. Patty, who is also an instructor of Municipal Administration with the AMCTO, gives her insight on how rural municipalities can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMO Youth Fellows Series: Episode 2
AMO Youth Fellow Graham Taylor is joined by Paul McQueen, Warden of Grey County and Mayor of the Municipality of Grey Highlands. Paul gives his thoughts on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, paying particular attention to what rural communities will need.
AMO Youth Fellows Series: Episode 1
AMO Youth Fellow Raghed Al-Areibi interviews Councillor Ariella Kayabaga, from the City of London. Councillor Kayabaga gives her thoughts on how municipalities can adapt to the modern, digital world and engage more closely with residents – using the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 16 – An interview with City of Mississauga's former CAO Janice Baker
AMO Executive Director Brian Rosborough chats with Janice Baker, who this month retired after 15 years as City Manager with the City of Mississauga. They discuss her career path, working alongside high-profile characters, the rewarding and challenging nature of the municipal workplace, and how municipalities have had to adapt in the face of COVID-19.
Off to a great start
I just finished listening to the inaugural podcast and I really enjoyed the format and quality. I am eagerly awaiting the release of additional episodes.