The County of Brant hosted the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference from April 26 to 28, 2023.
“The Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference welcomed over 170 municipal leaders from across Ontario to examine and address today’s important issues facing small urban municipalities,” said Mayor David Bailey.
Ontario Small Urban Municipalities represent the official voice on small urban issues for the Province of Ontario and is an integral part of the Association of Municipalities Ontario.
“We would like to acknowledge and thank several speakers and delegates for attending including The Honorable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Will Bouma, Member of Provincial Parliament Brantford-Brant, Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition and the New Democratic Party, Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Matthew Rae, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister Clark, Michael Sullivan, City of Brantford Councillor,” noted Bailey. “Many important topics were covered such as homelessness, traffic calming, and asset management.”
Advocacy, policy and research matters are undertaken by Ontario Small Urban Municipalities to ensure alignment and influence on matters that mean the most to small communities and municipalities.
“Hosting the Conference in the County of Brant provided an opportunity to foster ties with municipalities from across Ontario and showcase the County’s wonderful amenities,” said Bailey.
The County of Brant offered conference participants the opportunity to participate in a golf tournament hosted at the Burford Golf Links, receive discounts on local dining, and were provided with County of Brant dining and shopping guides to support visiting local restaurants, shops and attractions.