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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
  • 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

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!
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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: