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Thunder Bay Represented at AMO Conference in Ottawa


August 22, 2008 – Mayor Lynn Peterson and Councillor Joe Virdiramo will be two of more than 1,600 delegates at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2008 Conference at the Ottawa Congress Centre and Westin Ottawa Hotel, Aug 25 – 27.

For more than 100 years, Ontario's largest municipal conference has united municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

This year's program features more than 30 plenary sessions and workshops, and more than 80 speakers, reflecting the broad scope of municipal responsibilities, including energy, infrastructure investment, environmental protection, sustainability, immigration, waste management, trade and labour mobility, economic development and labour relations.

Mayor Peterson will be chairing the "Leadership, Generational Diversity & Connecting with Youth" plenary session on Monday, Aug. 25. The City of Thunder Bay is also particularly interested in sessions related to environmental protection, sustainability and economic development.

During the Conference, interviews with Mayor Peterson can be accommodated by calling 807-628-5316.

An abbreviated conference program can be downloaded from AMO's website at www.amo.on.ca. Conference news releases, fact sheets and the speaking notes from key presenters will be posted on AMO's media web page throughout the duration of the conference at www.amo.on.ca/media

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 445 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada's political system.

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Contact: Mayor Lynn Peterson, 625-3600

For more information about AMO or the 2008 Conference, contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425,
 lambie@redbrick.ca