Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum at the 2023 Good Roads Conference

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Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum at the 2023 Good Roads Conference

Hear from professionals in Ontario's municipal transportation & infrastructure sector about working for municipal government.

By Good Roads

When and where

Date and time

Sun, Apr 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


Fairmont Royal York Hotel 100 Front Street West Northwest Territories Room, Main Mezzanine Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 Canada

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum

Looking for a career that offers development, benefits and a wide variety of possibilities? Have you thought about working in the municipal sector?

The wave of retirements currently hitting Ontario's municipalities will continue for the next 5-10 years. In this time, over 50% of municipal employees will be eligible for retirement! As municipalities provide the essential services that are key to maintaining a high quality of life, it is imperative that they be staffed by qualified and competent individuals. Those working in this field help ensure that our infrastructure doesn't collapse, that our roads remain clear, and that our water is safe to drink.

As part of the 2023 Good Roads Conference, students will have the opportunity to speak directly with municipal professionals about the important work they do every day. Panelists will share their thoughts and experiences with students interested in this type of career. Those in attendance will learn:

  • Why they should consider a career in municipal government;
  • The type of knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, or qualifications required to work for their municipality;
  • What it takes to succeed;
  • Opportunities for growth;
  • How the industry is evolving; and
  • What to expect in this line of work.

The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session. Students will have the opportunity to speak directly to those working in municipal government.


To be confirmed.

Opening Reception

Following the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum, attendees are invited to the Good Roads 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 Good Roads Conference (excluding ticketed events) as a Student Delegate. Check out the entire conference program here.

For more information please visit the Good Roads Conference website or contact Andrew Blackburn: andrew@goodroads.ca


Is there a cost to attend this event?

Yes, there is a $40 charge (+HST and fees).

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Yes, bring your printed or Eventbrite mobile ticket to the registration desk at Northwest Territories on the Main Mezzanine Level 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.

Can I attend other sessions at the Good Roads Conference?

Yes, once registered for the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum, Student Delegates can attend all sessions at the 2023 Good Roads Conference (excluding ticketed events).

Will COVID-19 protocols be in place?

This event, as well as the entire 2023 Good Roads Conference, will be observing all current public health guidelines in place.

***Pre-registration ends at noon on Wednesday, April 12. However, on-site registration is available on Sunday, April 16***

About the organizer

Organized by
Good Roads

Good Roads is a municipal association concerned with the advancement of roads and other infrastructure in Ontario. Based in Oakville, Ontario, we have been devoted to the cause of better roads since 1894. Originally known as the Ontario Good Roads Association (and still using that name corporately), we have more than 450 member governments, including most of Ontario’s municipalities and a growing number of First Nations, as well as dozens of affiliated corporate members in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. Our purpose, in part, is to connect our members to each other, to other levels of government, and to relevant companies in the private sector. Our members look to us for training, knowledge, political advocacy, and answers to their most pressing problems. Good Roads is resolutely independent.