It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I put my name forward for your consideration to return as a Director of the FCM National Board of Directors. I believe in the advocacy work accomplished at FCM and that its record of success speaks for itself. Please vote for Kathy Jeffery, Town of Collingwood (ON) for Director, FCM National Board.
As a municipal councillor and resident of a small urban municipality on the shores of South Georgian Bay, in my opinion, FCM's collaborative approach to real solutions for all communities at the Federal order of government is invaluable. It is important to have the voice of small urban municipalities at the table for complete discussions on how to address the issues at hand. I will always describe myself as a worker bee and I welcome the challenges and opportunities ahead working as a National Board Member.
The areas I have served with FCM in past terms over 2005 to 2010 and 2015 - 2017 are as follows: Chair, Governance Working Group, Chair, Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements Committee; Chair, Joint Working Group on International Trade; Chair, Joint Working Group on Economic Development; Chair, Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development Committee; Committee Member - Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation Policy Committee , International Relations Committee, Community Safety and Crime Prevention, Social Economic Development, Increasing Participation of Women in Municipal Government and Conference Planning.
Thank you for this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have. Your vote is appreciated at the Ontario Caucus and at the AGM/Elections Meeting.