Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy was recently elected as vice-chairwoman of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. Warden Andy Letham from the City of Kawartha Lakes was elected as the 2019 chairman.
KINGSTON – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting held recently in Kingston, elected Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy as its 2019 vice-chairwoman and Warden Andy Letham from the City of Kawartha Lakes as the 2019 chairman.The role of the chairman and vice-chairman, elected on an annual basis, is to provide the main point of focus and contact for the Wardens’ Caucus and ensure that the established key priorities move forward.“I am pleased to be returning for my second year as the vice-chair of the caucus and I want to thank the caucus members for their continued confidence in me,” said Murphy. ” 2019 will be a challenging year, as we continue to monitor the changes coming out of Queen’s Park, and work with the Province to address the priorities of the EOWC. The EOWC represents about 750,000 residents, and we will continue to ensure that our united voice is heard clearly by our partners at the Province.”Since its inception, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has worked to support and advocate on behalf of the property taxpayers across rural Eastern Ontario. The EOWC covers an area of 45,000 square kilometres from Cobourg to the Quebec border, and includes 13 upper-tier and single-tier municipalities as well as 90 local municipalities. All these member municipalities work together as a team, researching important issues, advocating for our 750,000 residents, and striving to ensure that conditions are in place to make Eastern Ontario a great place to reside and do business. The EOWC endeavours to speak with one voice, ensuring that our views are heard and considered by federal and provincial policy makers, business leaders, the media and the public.