Mayor Bigger headed to Peru with the Federation of Canada Municipalities

Sudbury, ON - Mayor Bigger will be travelling to Peru with the Federation of Canada Municipalities (FCM), as a part of the Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America Program (CISAL).

The CISAL program is designed to strengthen the capacity of local governments so that they can play a leadership role in building more sustainable and inclusive communities in areas influenced by mining activity. Mayor Bigger will be sharing the City of Greater Sudbury’s history and ultimately its success story as the world’s most family friendly mining community, complete with a rich and diversified economy.
“I’m honoured to represent Greater Sudbury and Canada in Peru,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “I am very much looking forward to sharing our history, what we have learned, how we have diversified and our successes with a number of communities in Peru. We have a great deal to share.”
This trip, which is fully funded by Global Affairs Canada through the FCM and is of no cost to the citizens of Greater Sudbury, will showcase our community on the world stage. During his visit from January 23rd-February 4th, the Mayor will be making a presentation to a Chamber of Commerce as well as local municipal representatives, government officials and Mayors in the following areas in Peru:
• Huaraz
• Cajaycay
• Raquia
• Independencia
• Taricá
• Jangas

The Mayor will also participate in an FCM sponsored Mayor’s workshop and forum in Cusco with a number of other Mayors from Canadian municipalities and many of their counterparts from Peru and Colombia.

In leading the municipal movement, FCM works to align federal and local priorities, recognizing that strong hometowns make for a strong Canada. Through its international program, FCM brings together Canadian and international municipalities to improve local governance and economic policy around the world. FCM’s CISAL is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.

Contact: City of Greater Sudbury
Melissa Zanette, Office of the Mayor
705-671-2489 extension 2521

Contact: FCM
Mélanie Amyotte, Communications Advisor
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