OTTAWA, ON – London Mayor Josh Morgan officially assumes the role of Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Big City Mayors’ Caucus (BCMC) after being elected by his peers on Sunday.

He succeeds Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality Mike Savage, who has served in the role since 2021 and is not seeking re-election in Halifax this fall. Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham was elected BCMC Vice-Chair, succeeding Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark, who is also not seeking municipal re-election this fall. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will continue to serve in her role as Vice-Chair of the Caucus.

“I am honoured to serve as Chair of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus,” said Mayor Morgan. “It’s no secret these are challenging times for municipalities, but I maintain total confidence in our ability to make lasting and generational change in areas that have the greatest impacts for our residents. We have well-articulated and innovative solutions to our biggest national challenges, and I look forward to engaging with federal leaders on how best to partner to improve quality of life for Canadians.”

Mayor Morgan took office as London’s 65th Mayor in 2022. He is an active member of the London community, serving in leadership positions on multiple boards and organizations. Mayor Morgan previously served two terms on London City Council, during which time he was an active member of FCM’s elected Board of Directors, including as Chair of the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, and Vice-Chair of the Elections Readiness Working Group.

“I am grateful for the support of FCM staff, caucus colleagues, and Vice-Chairs Mayor Gillingham and Mayor Plante. I would also like to acknowledge outgoing chair Mayor Savage and co-chair Mayor Clark for their leadership, guidance, and friendship,” added Mayor Morgan.

FCM CEO Carole Saab said, “the leadership and dedication of Mayor Savage and Mayor Clark, alongside Mayor Plante, have been instrumental in securing landmark federal support for infrastructure, public transit, climate adaptation, and housing and homelessness — for the benefit of Canadians in communities large and small.

“We are thrilled to continue this work alongside Mayors Morgan and Gillingham, as we champion a new Municipal Growth Framework that would deliver the quality of life and services that Canadians need and deserve,” she added.

FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus brings together representatives from 23 of Canada’s biggest cities, offering a forum for advocacy and policy development on a range of issues affecting our largest centres.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities unites more than 2,100 local governments at the national level, representing more than 92 per cent of Canadians in every province and territory.

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