Rookie municipal leaders find NOMA conference enlightening

By Eric Shih  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It’s a rite of passage for many new municipal politicians. The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association conference, held in Thunder Bay this week, was the first since last October’s municipal election meaning many attendees took part for the first-time. Reece Van Breda, a rookie councillor from Sioux Lookout, said the conference sparked some ideas and got gears flowing and he’s excited to share that with council. “Honestly, it’s actually been great to mix and mingle with a couple of other council members and also mayors from the region just so that you can put a face to the name,” he said. “Also to meet with a lot of the delegates as well who come here from the different organizations. It’s good because it’s nice…

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