Okotoks, AB: The Town of Okotoks is pleased to announce that Mayor Tanya Thorn has won her re-election bid to remain Vice President, Towns on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). Mayor Thorn was elected by acclamation for Vice President and also continues to hold the position of Director, Towns South.
“I am thrilled to continue my position as Vice President, Towns as well as carry on with my work as Director, Towns South, said Okotoks Mayor Tanya Thorn. “I look forward to continuing to represent the collective needs of all municipalities, as well as in the area I represent, and remain deeply dedicated and committed to Okotoks’ issues.”
As a one-year term position, elected from the Towns of Alberta, the Vice President, Towns, has numerous responsibilities including providing informed leadership for Alberta municipalities on behalf of AUMA programs, policies and initiatives; monitoring and influencing government legislation, programs and policies which impact the membership and ensuring effective, credible relations in respect of advocacy are maintained with member municipalities. As Director of Towns South, Mayor Thorn is responsible for representing southern Alberta communities. All expenses incurred as part of these positions are covered by AUMA.
“On behalf of Okotoks Town Council and administration, we are very proud that Mayor Thorn has been re-elected as Vice President, Towns. This is a significant position, and along with her duties as Director and Mayor, we can look forward to Okotoks continuing to have a strong voice within Alberta municipalities,” said Okotoks CAO Elaine Vincent.
AUMA represents more that 85% of Albertans in urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities. It advocates for the interests of Alberta’s municipalities through strategic partnerships with the provincial and federal governments, and other stakeholders.
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