1-Day AMCTO Workshop & Zone 4 Fall Meeting

2019-10-11 9:47:44 AM

1-Day AMCTO Zone 4 Fall Meeting & Workshop:
  • Friday November 29, 2019 
  • Zone 4 Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • AMCTO Workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr. Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Multi-Purpose Room, Level 100
AMCTO Workshop Details:

Small rural municipalities are always scrambling to do more with less money. In March 2019, the Province of Ontario invested funds with 405 small and rural municipalities in order to help them plan, modernize and improve the way they provide services to their communities. This one-day workshop is intended to provide ideas and a forum for brainstorming on how municipalities can work together to organize shared services which will improve service delivery without increasing tax dollars. 

What You Will Learn:
  • How to perform useful service delivery reviews
  • The Municipality as a Service Arranger
    • Outsourcing through Private Firms
    • Collective Hiring for Common Services
    • Development of shared services agreements, 
  • Public Partnerships
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Shared Services using IT solutions and capital investments
Why Attend:
  • The workshop is intended to provide ideas on what alternative service delivery models have been put in place in Ontario 
  • This workshop will help foster ideas by brainstorming with other rural and small municipalities on potential methods of service delivery that will save money in the short and long term through alternative service delivery models.
  • The workshop will lead up to the preparation of the 2020 Municipal budget and could assist in development of service delivery that will keep tax rates lower.
Who Should Attend:
Senior management from small rural municipalities that can influence service delivery

About the Instructor:
James Cox has been the Manager of Economic Development, Tourism, and Special Events for the Municipality of Leamington since 2017. James has over 10 years of experience in municipal government, with a variety of roles across urban and rural municipalities, including the Town of Goderich, the Chatham-Kent Police Service, the Town of Richmond Hill, and the Municipality of Markstay-Warren. Originally from the town of Dorchester, Ontario, James holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the University of Ottawa and an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Queens University.