Smithers councillor Greg Brown was elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Board elections took place at FCM’s June 1-4 national conference in Ottawa, which drew 2,000 municipal leaders from across Canada.
“It’s a real honour to be chosen by my peers to serve on FCM’s national board,” said Brown. “Some of our biggest challenges here in Smithers are also national challenges — whether that’s jobs, growth or climate change. I’ll be taking our local realities to the FCM table, and we’ll be pressing for federal action that makes life better here at home and across Canada.”
FCM represents municipalities that are home to more than 90 percent of all Canadians.
“This is a critical year coming up for municipalities. We’ve got unprecedented federal investment on the table, but we need to make sure they get the details right. Then we’ll be ready to turn investments into real outcomes in our community: better roads, faster commutes, more affordable housing, and cleaner air and water. And that means economic growth and a higher quality of life,” said Brown.