Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Welcomes Delegates to In-Person Symposium This Week
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2022
St. John’s, NL – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting over 200 delegates this week in Gander, NL at its first in-person annual symposium since 2019.
The event, themed Building Essentials, will provide municipal councils and staff with current information on key issues in the sector. Sessions include updates on regionalization, the Municipal Conduct Act, Health Accord NL, municipal infrastructure and asset management.
For the first time, MNL is leading a conversation on public transportation in and between communities in this province. Delegates will also have an opportunity to learn about and discuss how best to address affordable housing in their municipalities. The event also includes a climate change town hall, featuring the voices of leaders managing climate change impacts in their communities.
On Saturday May 7, MNL welcomes Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi’sel Joe for a keynote address to delegates.
Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, will provide virtual greetings to municipal leaders on Thursday, May 6. The Honourable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, will address delegates in a luncheon on Friday, May 6, and sign a proclamation recognizing May 9 to 13 as Municipal Awareness Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. MNL President Amy Coady will join Minister Howell and Professional Municipal Administrators of NL President Brian Hudson for the proclamation signing.
Registration is still open for joining in person or virtually.
“MNL’s annual symposium is a training and information-sharing opportunity for our sector. We need to continue talking about municipal governance, municipal infrastructure and regionalization. We must inspire change in the places where we need it most. Addressing affordable housing, the climate crisis, public transportation and reconciliation is an absolute must and we are looking forward to moving these actions forward in our sector.” Amy Coady, MNL President.
MNL wishes to thank the many sponsors that have made this event possible through in-kind and financial contributions, including the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, Municipal Assessment Agency, Newfoundland Hydro, Newfoundland Power, TownSuite Municipal Software, Cal LeGrow Insurance & Financial Group, Stewart McKelvey, Used Oil Management Association, NL911, Johnson Insurance, Eastern Audio, Eastern Regional Service Board, Municipal Work, Telus Business, Tract Consulting, Town of Paradise and WoodWORKS! Atlantic.
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