Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan has been acclaimed as Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus (WOWC) during its Annual General Meeting in Ingersoll, January 18. 2019. The WOWC is a non-profit organization that works towards enhancing the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities across the region.
As WOWC Chair, Warden Twolan also sits on the AMO Board and said in a media release that he is honoured to have been elected Chair of the Caucus and looks forward to moving collected goals forward.
"One of our main goals for WOWC over the next year will be to continue to work to strengthen the economy of our region," says Twolan.
"As a coordinated group, we are well positioned to advance a number of key initiatives. Cooperation among all levels of government in the form of funding and partnership opportunities will continue to foster the future success of Southwestern Ontario."
The Bruce County Warden previously served on the WOWC in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2007.
Also appointed at the AGM as WOWC officers were: Jim Ginn, Warden of Huron County, to the office of Vice Chair; Sonya Pritchard, CAO of Dufferin County, as Treasurer; and Mark Aitken, CAO of Simcoe County, as Secretary.
In addition, Mayor George Bridge, Minto Township, was appointed as Chair, WOWC Economic Development Sub-Committee, with committee membership to include the following County Wardens: Mitch Twolan, Bruce; Selwyn Hicks, Grey; Darrin White, Dufferin; Walter McKenzie, Perth; and Jim Ginn, Huron. WOWC representatives to the SWIFT Inc. Board of Directors are anticipated to be selected at the Caucus meeting to be held on March 8th, 2019.