The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) Fall Convention begins tomorrow (Tuesday), and Portage la Prairie Mayor Sharilyn Knox says she's looking forward to the event. She notes it's an exciting time for the AMM to meet the new government.

"Most people in our municipal politics really like the ministers meeting because it is a time where we can ask questions directly to them," says Knox. "So, we're excited to see what they have to say. I'm hopeful that my municipal colleagues will have some good questions, but also, at the same time, remember that they've been in their roles for only a couple of months here. Everybody needs time to settle in, get focused, and to start the hard work."

Knox says there are issues regarding delays in licensing through MPI that she'd like to see addressed, and she's also excited about a focus on collaboration between departments in the province.

"Oftentimes, we'll be working on something that might involve more than one department, and they hadn't been communicating," adds Knox. "I really like the messaging that's come out from the new government. It's mandated that you're working together as departments. For instance, Justice isn't going to move forward in a positive way, unless we're working with our Department of Families and all of those needs."

She says she likes that concept and hopes to hear more of it during the convention. We'll have an update from the Mayor following the convention.


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