Burlington councillor named vice president of municipal lobbying organization


Published February 6, 2023 at 1:31 pm

Burlington city councillor Rory Nisan has been elected as a vice president of Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

The organization bills itself as the national voice for Canada’s local governments. Nisan, who has represented Halton Region on the Board of Directors since 2019, will serve a two-year term.

“I’m pleased to congratulate Councillor Nisan on his election as FCM Board of Directors Vice President at Large,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“In his role with FCM, Rory has been a strong advocate on key issues facing Halton, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, infrastructure, the need for rural broadband and funding for the child care sector. I know he will continue to do great work over the remainder of the term.”

Since joining FCM’s Board of Directors in 2019, Nisan has advocated for municipal priorities to the Federal Government, including essential emergency funding during COVID-19, delivery on rural broadband internet access and investments in affordable and assisted housing.

“I’m honoured to be elected by my colleagues,” said Nisan. “I look forward to building on our ongoing achievements, and working with the executive committee in advancing advocacy efforts for our shared municipal priorities.”

In addition to his role as an FCM Board Member, Nisan serves as chair for the Standing Committee on International Relations, is the Governance Representative in the Inclusive Municipal Leadership Program and a member of the Rural Forum.

He also serves on the Standing Committee on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development, the Standing Committee on Anti-Racism and Equity and the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention.

For more information on FCM, visit their website.

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