Remarks by:
Ron Holman, ROMA Chair and Mayor, Township of Rideau Lakes
Monday, February 22, 2016 – 3:30 p.m.
Canadian Room, Convention Floor
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


2016 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference


(Check Against Delivery)

Governing in rural Ontario is both nerve-wracking and rewarding. You are not alone as you tackle the issues.  The Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) is here to advocate with the provincial government about province-wide rural and northern municipal issues. We know one size does not fit all, what works in Eastern Ontario may not in Northern and so on.  

ROMA works to bring all our voices together, to ensure policy makers and elected officials in other orders of government understand the rural and northern story.  Through AMO, ROMA has a place at these tables.

ROMA produced a video that shares the story of rural Ontario, our story. For some this will be a reminder, for others new information.  Please show it to your whole council and do get in touch with your zone representative so ROMA can continue to be that strong advocate. It’s a pleasure to be here with you for the premiere showing of the ROMA Video!