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Summerside set to welcome Atlantic Mayors
For Immediate Release
Posted on 09/02/2020

SUMMERSIDE (September 2, 2020) – Summerside is set to welcome more than 30 Atlantic Canadian Leaders to the 40th Atlantic Mayors' Congress that kicks-off this evening.

The bi-annual Congress offers Atlantic Mayors an opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new perspectives and discuss matters of mutual interest pertaining to municipalities. It will feature a variety of roundtable discussions, panels and guest speakers. Topics will include, Covid-19, physician recruitment, green energy and much more. Please see below for the full Congress agenda. 

“Having the opportunity to host the Congress in a year where our City is celebrating 25 years is quite special,” commented Mayor Basil Stewart. “Summerside played host to the Congress in 2017 and we look forward to putting our second to none hospitality on display once again.”

The Atlantic Mayors' Congress will take place in Summerside from September 2-4. Media is invited and encouraged to attend the sessions. Those interested must contact Mitch Shea at the coordinates below to get access to a media pass for Covid-19 contact tracing. For more information, please visit: www.atlanticmayors.ca.

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For media inquires:

Mitch Shea
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
City of Summerside – Credit Union Place
p. 902-432-1234
e. mitchell.shea@city.summerside.pe.ca


2020 Atlantic Mayors' Congress

 Thursday September 3 
Meeting Venue: Credit Union Place, Veterans Convention Centre, 511 Notre Dame Street

8:00                                               Breakfast at your accommodation          

8:45                                               Bus departs from hotel for Convention Centre

9:00 – 9:15                                  Welcome Remarks, Mayor Stewart

  Approval of the Agenda

                                                       Approval of Minutes: Meeting in Campbellton

9:15 - 9:45                                   Brief highlight presentation on Summerside, Summerside Mayor Stewart

9:45 – 10:00                                Break

10:00 - 10:45 (no media)          FCM updates and dialogue, Bill Karsten, President Federation of Canadian Municipalities

10:45 – 12:00                              Mayors Roundtable

12:00 – 1:15                                Luncheon - adjacent to meeting room                      

1:15 - 1:45                                   Mayors Roundtable continues

 1:45- 2:30                                   Wastewater Regulations Amendments, Susheel Arora, Director of Water and Wastewater Services Halifax

2:30 - 2:45                                   Break

2:45 – 3:30                                  Climate change adaptations for Water and wastewater, Morley Foy, P.Eng,  ACWWA

3:30 - 4:30                                   Follow up on short term rentals, Robert Zilke, Urban Planner, City of Charlottetown

4:30                                               Adjourn                                                                                                           

Friday September 4
Meeting Venue: Credit Union Place, Veterans Convention Centre, 511 Notre Dame Street

8:00                                               Breakfast at your accommodation

8:45                                               Bus departs from hotel for Convention Centre

9:00 - 9:30                                   Financial Report and Election of Board of Directors, Matt Kerrigan, Executive Director, Atlantic Mayors Congress

9:30 – 10:15                                Rural Broadband development, Mayor Christine Blair, Colchester County

10:15 - 10:30                              Break

10:30 - 11:15                              Coronovirus (Covid-19) municipal preparedness for 2nd wave, Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer PEI                    

11:15 - 12:00                              Recruiting Physicians to your community, Dr. David Kogon, Mayor of Amherst                               

12:00 - 1:00                                 Lunch, adjacent to meeting room

1:00 -1:45                                    Solar Project, Energy Grid in Summerside

                                                       Gerald Giroux, Electrical Engineer &  Mike Thususka, Director of Economic Development

1:45 - 2:30                                   Mitigating impacts of pandemic on local economy, Mike Thususka, Director of Economic Development

2:30 - 2:45                                   Break

2:45 - 3:30                                   Revenue streams: Federal Gas Tax doubling; Build Canada; Investing in Canada

3:30 - 4:00                                   Resolutions, Correspondence and Agenda setting

4:00 - 4:30                                   Anticipating our Next meeting

4:30                                               Adjourn       

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