The Board of Directors sets policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments and affiliate members. It meets quarterly to develop policy positions on key national municipal issues.

During the quarterly meetings, the various standing committees meet to discuss and develop policy positions on these key issues. These recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Directors who discuss and adopt the recommendations.

All positions on FCM's  Board of Directors are filled by election on an annual basis, with the exception of those designated for affiliate members and the immediate past president, as outlined in the FCM by-laws, during the Annual Conference.

The president, first vice-president, second vice-president and third vice-president are elected at large. The position of immediate past president is an automatic succession.

FCM's Annual Conference provides member delegates the opportunity to debate and vote on policy matters for the coming year.


Table Officers

Taneen Rudyk

Taneen Rudyk
President

FCM President Taneen Rudyk is a fourth term councillor for the Town of Vegreville, Alberta. She was first elected to council in 2010 and was elected to the FCM Board of Directors since 2017.

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Scott Pearce

Scott Pearce
First Vice-President

FCM First Vice-President Scott Pearce is the Mayor of the Township of Gore, first elected in November 2004. He has also been the Warden of the RCM Argenteuil since 2014—and a member of FCM’s Board of Directors since 2009.

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Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart
Second Vice-President

FCM Second Vice-President Geoff Stewart is the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester, Nova Scotia. He is currently serving his second term as deputy mayor, and his third term on council. He’s also a former president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities.

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Rebecca Bligh

Rebecca Bligh
Third Vice-President

Third Vice-President Rebecca Bligh was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2018. Rebecca is a strong voice for accountability and fiscal responsibility and she has served on FCM’s Board of Directors since 2018.

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Joanne Vanderheyden

Joanne Vanderheyden
Past president

FCM Past president Joanne Vanderheyden is the mayor of the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario. She’s served as mayor since 2010. She’s also a councillor for Middlesex County, Ontario, and former chair of the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

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Upcoming conferences

Annual Conference and Trade Show
May 25-28, 2023
Toronto, ON

June 6-9, 2024
Calgary, AB

May 28-June 1, 2025
Ottawa, ON

Board of Directors meetings

September 13-15, 2022
Strathcona County, AB

Week of December 6-8, 2022
Ottawa, ON

March 7-9, 2023
Regional Municipality of Durham, ON

May, 2023
(Exact date to be confirmed)
Virtual Meeting

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