MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Nancy Wright-Laking, Clerk/Economic Development Officer for the Township of Minden Hills, was sworn in as President of AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) during the Closing Ceremonies of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association held on June 20th in Ottawa, Ontario.
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 Nancy Wright-Laking spoke of how privileged she felt that she will be serving as AMCTO President during the Association's historic 75th anniversary in 2013. Wright-Laking outlined as a key priority during her Presidency her plan to work to advance the cooperation between municipal associations. "A cooperative approach in many sectors will benefit all of the members of all the organizations."
The new president spoke about her passion for striving to be the very best that you can be and for providing opportunities for continuous growth and learning. "I truly believe that it is important to push yourself to do things that might be outside your comfort zone to improve your abilities and skills," said Wright-Laking. She spoke of the sense of accomplishment and pride that she felt when she attained her Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) accreditation from AMCTO, and announced her 'Drive for 75' challenge to strive to have 75 new CMO's receive their designation at AMCTO's milestone 75th Annual Conference being held next June at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario.
"The Township of Minden Hills is delighted that our Clerk/Economic Development Officer (and future CAO), Nancy Wright-Laking, is AMCTO's new President," says Minden Hills Reeve, Barbara Reid. "In the short time Nancy has been with us, we see her leadership skills and are very fortunate to have her on our team. As President of AMCTO, the demands on her time are significant, however, we recognize the value of AMCTO and look forward to the networking and related benefits Nancy will bring to our township."
Prior to assuming the role of Clerk/EDO for the Township of Minden Hills, Nancy has held progressive municipal management positions including: serving as the Clerk for the City of Peterborough, and Town of Newmarket; and as CAO/Clerk for the Townships of Fenelon, Cardiff and Burleigh, and Anstruther. Wright-Laking's previous work experience also included a stint with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing as a Municipal Advisor. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
Cahl Pominville, AMCT, Director of Corporate Services for the Municipality of North Grenville was named as AMCTO Vice-President for 2012-2013.
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