Third Annual OGRA Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum
Ontario’s municipalities are the most responsive form of government when it comes to citizens’ day-to-day needs. Yet, many continue to underestimate the importance of local governments – including students considering their future career options. At the 2017 OGRA Conference, students, recent grads, and interns will have the opportunity to speak directly with municipal leaders about the important work they do every day.
The Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum will feature a panel of leaders from both the elected and civil servant sides of municipal government. These individuals will share their thoughts and experiences with students interested in a career at the local level. Students in attendance will hear what it takes to succeed and learn how the industry is evolving. A significant amount of time will be allocated for questions.
New for 2017: The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session. Students will have the opportunity to talk to municipal leaders looking to speak directly to those interested in a career in municipal government.
Students interested in public policy, geography, law, planning, economics, engineering, communication, social sciences, and public office are encouraged to register and come prepared with questions for discussion.
Matthew Green, Councillor, City of Hamilton
Yolaine Kirlew, Councillor, Sioux Lookout
Seemal Saif, Economic Business Analyst, York Region
Tony Haddad, Chief Administrative Officer, Tecumseh; Co-chair, ONWARD
Following the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum, attendees are invited to the OGRA Conference's opening reception from 5:00-6:30 pm. The reception is a great place to meet other leaders within the municipal sector.
Note: Registration to the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum grants access to the entire OGRA Conference as a Student Delegate. Check out the entire conference agenda here.
Is there a cost to attend this event?
Yes, there is a $20 charge (+HST and fees) to cover the costs of staging the forum.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, bring your printed ticket to Salon A on the Convention Floor to receive your Student Delegate badge.
Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Yes, current students may be asked to provide a valid student ID card from an accredited university or college. Recent grads: please bring your most recent student ID card even if it has expired.
***Pre-registration ends at noon on February 24th. However, on-site registration is available on Sunday, February 26th.***
Date and Time
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Territories Room (Main Mezzanine Floor)
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E3