St. John’s, NL – The Honourable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, has received and today has released the Joint Working Group Report and Recommendations on Regionalization.
The topic of regionalization has been discussed, researched and studied over the course of many years in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Professional Municipal Administrators (PMA) welcomes the release of the report and recommendations from the Working Group.
The Report contains recommendations for moving forward with regional governance in our province. Prioritized in the recommendations is the understanding that any approach toward regionalization must be a collaborative and locally led process. The report and its recommendations are built on the knowledge that some municipalities currently face challenges as demographics change, populations shift and decrease, and service needs increase. With the collaboration of all stakeholders, we are confident that a strong plan is key to ensuring the success of all Newfoundland and Labrador communities.
PMA’s Board of Directors, on behalf of the organization and its members, endorses the spirit and the intended outcomes of the report. We look forward to working with all stakeholders on the operationalization of the Report.
“Municipalities have been looking for the tools to strengthen communities and our sector. We believe the recommendations in the Report, along with a strong plan to put those recommendations into action is vital to ensuring the continued sustainability of the municipal sector. With our members, we look forward to being a part of the locally led process to build a concrete plan toward regionalization with Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador and the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs.”
President Brian Hudson
The working group is comprised of representatives from Professional Municipal Administrators of Newfoundland and Labrador (PMA), the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL).
Tammy Davis, Executive Director
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