MEDIA ADVISORY: Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) and the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO) Joint Press Conference at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference

Posted on Aug 15, 2022


OBCM Chair Cam Guthrie and MARCO Chair Karen Redman will be joined by members of both organizations to discuss their advocacy work on behalf of Ontario’s largest municipalities and regions, including on urgent priorities such as chronic homelessness, housing affordability, and the mental health and addictions crisis. 

Date:  Tuesday, August 16th 2022

Time:  9:45am

Location:  Room 204, Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Notes: Media representatives can register to attend in person, in room 204 at the Shaw Centre.  All media must have media badges to attend the press conference and any other Conference sessions.

About OBCM:

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM), formerly known as the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario, includes mayors of 29 single and lower-tier cities with a population of 100,000 or more, who collectively represent nearly 70 per cent of Ontario’s population. OBCM advocates for issues and policies important to Ontario’s largest cities.

About MARCO:

The Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO) brings Ontario regional chairs and large, single-tier city mayors together to discuss common issues of concern, including provincial and federal matters. They work together to advocate for policy action and change on behalf of MARCO members. MARCO represents more than 9.7 million residents of Ontario.

Media Contacts:

Cam Guthrie, OBCM Chair
Mayor, City of Guelph

Karen Redman, MARCO Chair
Chair, Region of Waterloo

Michelle Baker, OBCM Executive Director