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Municipal Innovation Council Created in Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The MIC is a partnership between Saugeen Shores and the Nuclear Innovation Institute

The Town of Saugeen Shores and Nuclear Innovation Institute are partnering to enhance municipal services, through the creation of the Municipal Innovation Council (MIC).

Working with NII, the MIC will aim to find solutions to deliver modern, efficient services and improve how municipalities deliver services. 

Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau says he's excited about this partnership and the cutting-edge ideas the NII can offer. 

"The ideas...and the folks that are going to be there to bring them into the municiple realm and to leverage that innovation in all the things that we do as a municipality. We can be more efficient, we can be more effective, we know that but we need ideas, we need to work with our partners and smart people to make that a reality," says the Saugeen Shores Mayor.

The Town says the MIC will connect municipal governments across the region to engage in opportunities to leverage learning, explore public, private-partnerships, and change the way municipalities are doing business.

"You can look at accessibility, you can look at finance, our infrastructure, energy efficacy. We're operating a pretty big operation... we could benefit from innovation in lots of those areas."

Frank Saunders, President of NII says its a welcome partnership. 

 "The Town of Saugeen Shores has taken a leadership role in moving this initiative forward, demonstrating their forward thinking, while promoting collaboration and continued learning. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage the region in NII and help connect our private and public sector partners to find innovative, new solutions to service delivery." 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NII and the Town of Saugeen Shores is expected to be considered by Saugeen Shores Council on July 22. 

Saugeen Shores Police Station New Home of Nuclear Innovation Institute

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