City Hosts Northeastern Ontario Municipal Conference

May 8, 2019

The City of Greater Sudbury is hosting over 145 municipal delegates from May 8 to 10, 2019, as it welcomes the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference to the city.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Leadership. Resilience. Innovation.” which highlights challenges our northern municipal leaders must tackle collaboratively in order to take action in an ever-changing landscape.

“We’re incredibly proud to be hosting the 2019 FONOM Conference here in Greater Sudbury,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “FONOM gives us as northern municipalities a great opportunity to work together to discuss areas like economic growth, housing, partnerships and immigration among others and form a unified regional voice to work with the Provincial Government.”

This annual conference is an occasion for all northern communities to gain valuable insight into municipal matters, while linking delegates with colleagues to share their experiences across the northeast region.

"We are so pleased to be back in Greater Sudbury for this event. There is no better opportunity for northern municipalities to connect with each other as there is during the annual FONOM conference,” said Danny Whalen, President of FONOM.

This year’s keynote speaker, Gord Hume, is an author of seven books on local government, and an experienced public speaker with a focus on municipal government, sustainable urban development, cultural planning, and creative cities.  He is also an advisor to civic governments.

Other speaker topics included: the power of partnerships, education and training, opportunities in the North, municipal finance, open local government and more.

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The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is the unified voice of Northeastern Ontario, representing and advocating on behalf of 110 cities, towns and municipalities. Our mission is to improve the economic and social quality of life for all northerners and to ensure the future of our youth.