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Brampton Regional Councillor Rowena Santos re-elected to Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board for 2023-2024 Term

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has elected Brampton Councillor Rowena Santos to its board for the fourth straight term. 

FCM has been the national voice of Canada’s municipal government since 1901. Members include more than 2,000 municipalities from across the country, representing more than 90 per cent of all Canadians. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Annual Conference and Trade Show was held in Toronto from May 25 - 28, with this year’s theme being Local Action, National Results. 

Councillor Santos has served on the board of FCM since 2020. As Vice Chair of the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee since inception, these pillars and working to foster more inclusive environments will continue to be a priority moving forward.  

Each year, the Conference provides an opportunity for the City of Brampton to discuss key issues and to advocate for support and funding from the Federal Government. City advocacy priorities for 2023 include:

• A commitment to building better transit;
• Delivering housing options and thriving communities for Brampton residents;
• Sustainable funding to implement active transportation infrastructure and programs;
• Investments to advance climate change adaption and resilience; and,
• Investments in economic development and recovery, jobs and growth.

More information on the City’s advocacy is available on the City of Brampton’s website​.


“It is an honour to be re-elected and continue to serve alongside my peers from across Canada. With bold, coordinated action across the country we can continue to provide a voice for municipalities, with local action and national results. With a focus on creating inclusive spaces and supportive environments for all, I am thrilled to continue Brampton's work with FCM for another year.” 
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5, City of Brampton

“We are very fortunate to have the voice of Councillor Santos on the board at FCM moving important pieces forward that will better communities across the country. On behalf of Brampton City Council, I congratulate Councillor Santos for being yet again elected to serve on the FCM Board of Directors for another year”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton


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Media Relations, City of Brampton