Councillor Jim Smith
The September UNSM Fall Conference was a great success. A number of interesting and timely sessions were presented including shared service delivery and the Town's Task Force Report. These issues will be very helpful to municipalities in moving forward. A special thank you to the UNSM Conference Planning Committee and UNSM staff on a job well done!
On the subject of the Town's Task Force, the membership at the Fall Conference overwhelmingly supported the report's recommendations. A follow-up implementation working group will be formed to ensure the recommendations become a reality. I want to thank the Task Force members and Working Group for all of their hard work in producing the report. The Task Force made great efforts in seeking input from the membership through a series of regional meetings, spring workshop presentation as well as at caucus meetings. A special thank you to Task Force Chair Mayor David Corkum for his leadership and diplomacy in ensuring the Task Force Report received overall support. For a copy of the Towns Task Force approved recommendations, click here.