Connecting at Conferences
Over the course of the past few months, MPAC has had the pleasure of reconnecting with municipal and sector partners as we’ve returned to in-person events. Most recently, MPAC headed North and attended both the Northern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) Conference and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) Conference.
“The opportunity to be in-person again with municipalities has been great as we’re not only able to share important initiatives we’ve been working on, but we’re also able to discuss how we can continue to deliver value-added services together,” stated Mary Dawson-Cole, MPAC’s new Director of Municipal and Stakeholder Relations. “Although we know municipalities are awaiting the announcement of the next assessment date, everyone was eager to hear our update and it was excellent to see how we can work together to support Ontario’s communities.”
During the presentations, MPAC provided updates on key municipal projects like the e-permitting pilot with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s business services arm LAS, and a look into the data collected through our 2021 Building Permit Campaign. We also shared how we continue to work on key deliverables like property inspections and sale reviews to ensure we are ready when the next assessment update is delivered.
Up next for MPAC is the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) Conference in June, where we are looking forward to connecting with our colleagues in municipal administration. This year’s main focus will be the upcoming delivery of enumeration products to support municipalities related to the fall municipal and school board election processes.