County of Lambton Warden Todd Case Acclaimed as Chair of Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus
County of Lambton Warden Todd Case is the new Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus (WOWC). Warden Case was acclaimed to the one year term at the group's Annual General Meeting in London Friday. Norfolk County Mayor Dennis Travale was acclaimed as Vice Chair.
"I'm honoured to receive this appointment and am dedicated to advancing the causes of the region," said Warden Case. "With the commitment of our membership, we can ensure the voice of rural western Ontario is heard by our partners in business and industry and at the provincial and federal levels of government."
The group identified a number of priorities including the development of regional broadband / smart community infrastructure, as well as the financial sustainability of municipalities, collaboration with municipal sector organizations, and coordinated regional economic development as some of its strategic priorities.
"The position of Chair allows for the representation of the Caucus in meetings with government as well as other organizations such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Southwest Economic Alliance," said Warden Case. "This opportunity provides a front row seat in being able to advocate on behalf of the western Ontario region."
The Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus Inc. is a not-for-profit organization representing 14 counties in western Ontario, the purpose of which is to enhance the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities across the region. The members of the WOWC work collectively to influence federal, provincial and municipal legislative, regulatory and program initiatives through advocacy, research and analysis and education.