City of Kawartha Lakes Manager is new AMCTO President

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 22 /CNW/ - Christine (Christi) Norris, CMO,
Manager, Revenue and Taxation for the City of Kawartha Lakes, was sworn in as
President of AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and
Treasurers of Ontario) at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Association on June
17th in Sault Ste Marie.
    Founded in 1938, AMCTO is Ontario's largest municipal professional
association, and the leading professional development organization for
administrative staff in municipal government.
    In her inaugural address Christi Norris acknowledged the many
opportunities that AMCTO has provided to her throughout her career, and
pledged as AMCTO President to give back to the Association and its members.
    Throughout her speech, Ms. Norris wove the theme of 'I CARE' from AMCTO's
current Strategic Plan, extolling the virtues of: Integrity; Community;
Accountability; Respect; and Excellence. "These values speak to the strengths
that each of us bring to the Association, which therefore strengthens the
Association as a whole," said Norris. "My objective as President will be to
ensure that all decisions of the Board will be grounded in these 'I CARE'
values and principles, and will embody accountability and respectfulness to
the needs of our membership." Norris further stated; "the coming year will be
fraught with various challenges, but I have always believed that for each
challenge an opportunity awaits for those willing to take the risk."
    Said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Ric McGee; "AMCTO is the Premier local
government association in the Province of Ontario. Ms. Norris's appointment
speaks volumes to her commitment to Public Service and her competence as a
Public Servant. I congratulate Christi on her appointment and wish her success
during her term as President."
    Christi Norris began her municipal career in 1979 at the "Borough" of
Scarborough, and since then has held increasingly progressive positions in
several municipalities including; the Township of Bexley, and the Township of
Somerville, before assuming her current position with Kawartha Lakes. During
the restructuring which led to the amalgamated municipality of Kawartha Lakes,
Christi, in her role as Manager of Revenue and Taxation oversaw the
implementation of a new financial system in regard to property taxation,
utility billing and accounts receivable. Ms. Norris is also a former President
of the Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario. Christi has sat on
numerous committees regarding tax legislation, including the Municipal
Reference Group established by the Province.
    At the first meeting of the new AMCTO Board of Directors on Wednesday
June 17th, Tony Haddad, CMO, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of
Tecumseh, was named as Vice-President for the 2009 - 2010 term.

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For further information: Craig Wellington, Director, Corporate
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