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Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association. 2012 Activities and Achievements Presentation to Thunder Bay District Municipal League. Board of Directors - Executive. Ron Nelson, President (O’Connor) David Canfield, Exec VP (Kenora) Iain Angus, VP (Thunder Bay) Larry Hebert, VP (Thunder Bay)

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Northwestern ontario municipal association

Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association

2012 Activities and Achievements

Presentation to Thunder Bay District Municipal League


Board of directors executive

Board of Directors - Executive

  • Ron Nelson, President (O’Connor)

  • David Canfield, Exec VP (Kenora)

  • Iain Angus, VP (Thunder Bay)

  • Larry Hebert, VP (Thunder Bay)

  • Andrew Hallikas, VP (Fort Frances)

  • Phil Vinet, VP (Red Lake)

  • Dennis Brown, Past President (Atikokan)


Board of directors tbdml reps

Board of Directors – TBDML reps

  • Jody Davis (Terrace Bay)

  • Rick Dumas (Marathon)

  • Patricia Maxwell (Conmee)


Strategic plan

Strategic Plan

  • Mission statement

    “NOMA provides leadership in advocating regional interests to all orders of government and other organizations”

  • Vision statement

    “NOMA will be the essential voice, heard by all orders of government, to create a vibrant, growing and prosperous region while maintaining our valued Northwestern Ontario lifestyle.”


Strategic plan con t

Strategic Plan – con’t

Our Strategic Goals

NOMA will strengthen and grow:

  • as the recognized Advocate for local government in Northwestern Ontario

  • as a Change Facilitator for the region

  • as a Communications Connection for our members and partners

  • its Organizational Capacity towards sustainable leadership

  • Relationships and Partnerships


Active at amo

Active at AMO

  • NOMA has three members on the AMO Board of Directors

  • President is active member of AMO Executive Committee and MOU Committee

  • Member on AMO Energy Taskforce


Meetings with ministers

Meetings with Ministers

  • Mining Developments across the region

  • Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

  • Forest Tenure

  • The Endangered Species Act and its impacts on forestry activities

  • The importance of the OMPF and Mitigation funding

  • The Far North Act

  • Electricity Generation and Transmission Upgrades

  • Non-urgent Patient Transportation

  • Infrastructure needs including roads and bridges funding

  • “Pause” on Thunder Bay Generating Station conversion


2012 agm

2012 AGM

  • NOMA 2012 AGM in Kenora attended by over 215 delegates & guests

  • Presentations and discussions

    • Mining

    • Forestry

    • Drugs in our Communities

    • Health Professionals recruitment

    • Ministers Forum


2012 nw regional conference

2012 NW Regional Conference

  • Held in September

  • Partnership with Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Northwestern Ontario Associated Chamber of Commerce,Northwestern Ontario Development Network

  • “Ready to Grow” theme set positive tone for discussions


Regional decision making

Regional Decision Making

  • Liberal leadership process provided opportunity to advocate for increased regional decision making for Northern Ontario

  • Will continue to raise this issue to all parties – hope to make this a priority issue in the next Ontario election


Ogra roma

OGRA/ROMA

  • Meetings held with

    • Premier Wynne, Ministers of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Natural Resources, Transportation & Infrastructure, Energy, Northern Development & Mines, Aboriginal Affairs, and Rural Affairs,

    • Tim Hudak, Leader of Ontario PC Party

    • NDP Caucus members


Northwestern ontario municipal association

A REAL Treehugger knows that sustainable forestry:Renews and replenishes the ecosystem; promotesEconomic growth;Accumulates more carbon; and is theLifeblood of communities!


Our key ask

Our Key Ask

“To ensure a balanced approach, I call on the Government of Ontario to conduct transparent socio-economic impact assessments prior to decisions being made on all new or revised legislation, regulations and policies that may impact forestry.”


We need your help

We Need Your Help!

  • Send email or postcard to Provincial leaders www.noma.on.ca/realtreehugger

  • Follow us and retweet/share on your twitter and Facebook accounts

  • Link our blog to your website: www.realtreehugger.wordpress.com


Looking ahead

Looking Ahead

NOMA Annual Meeting

In Thunder Bay

April 24, 25 & 26

  • Election of new President & Executive Vice President

  • Hotel information & registration forms are on the website: www.noma.on.ca


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