June 15, 2015 - Mayor Keith Hobbs has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for a three-year term.

The appointment was recently made by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa. Mayor Hobbs will serve as one of five municipal representatives on the 11-member Board of Directors.

"There are several critical issues facing municipalities including property assessment values, particularly for commercial/industrial properties, and Provincial property tax and assessment legislation," said Mayor Hobbs. "This is another way for the City of Thunder Bay to be actively involved and have a voice at the table. I am very pleased to be able to take on this role and work with my fellow MPAC Board Members."

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Contact: Mayor Keith Hobbs, 625-3601