By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Mayor Ken Hewitt and all six Haldimand councillors travelled to Toronto to meet with municipal leaders and discuss shared issues at the 2019 Rural Ontario Municipality Association Conference (ROMA).
The annual ROMA conference was held January 27-29, 2019 and brings together municipalities to discuss priorities important to Ontario’s rural communities. A number of presentations, workshops, and speakers are available to conference participants. First-time attendant and Ward 1 Councillor Stewart Patterson said the entire experience as a new councillor was “first-rate.”
“The conference centred on rural issues affecting the over 1,000 delegates attending. The speakers and workshops provided good information we could take back home,” said Patterson.