Supporting Future Municipal Leaders



    McGuinty Government Funds 2008-09 Municipal Internship Program

    KINGSTON, ON, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Ontario is helping prepare young adults for
leadership roles in local government through an investment in a municipal
internship program.
    Ontario is contributing $100,000 to the annual salaries of four interns.
The goal of the program is to develop new university graduates into future
managers and administrators in municipalities.
    "The Municipal Internship Program is helping develop the next generation
of leaders in our communities," Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Jim
Watson said. "I'm pleased to work with the Association of Municipal Managers,
Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) to encourage young people to consider
building careers in the municipal sector."
    "We applaud the Minister for this continued support," said AMCTO
President Betteanne M. Cadman. "Our partnership with the ministry on the
Municipal Internship Program demonstrates our shared commitment to ensuring
the continued vitality of Ontario's municipal sector."
    "I think more women must become active in government in various
capacities," Lucia Salazar, one of seven chosen for the 2007-08 internship
year who is working with the Town of Greater Napanee. "I hope to be making my
own contribution."
    "I am fascinated by the way Canadian municipalities operate," said Kyle
Pratt, an intern working with the County of Hastings. "I want to be part of
the process of creating strong Canadian municipalities."

    For more information and how to apply, visit mah.gov.on.ca or
www.amcto.com.

    
    Disponible en français

                              www.mah.gov.on.ca
    




For further information:

For further information: Karen Smith, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and
Housing, (416) 585-6096; Adam Grachnik, Minister's Office, (416) 585-6492

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