LAS Goes on a Road Trip
By Tanner Watt, LAS Municipal Program Specialist
There’s nothing quite like a good road trip.
One of the perks of my job is the opportunity to travel for meetings with our municipal partners across Ontario. It’s one of the best ways for us to both keep you updated on what we’ve been working on and learn more about the kind of challenges you’re working through at your municipality. These conversations are an important part of planning for future LAS development; many of the programs we have available today are the direct result of these conversations.
In May this year I was invited to speak at the AMCTO Zone 7 workshop in Temiskaming Shores. The workshop was a great opportunity to connect with staff from all over the region, and resulted in a great conversation about our new Cyber Incident Management and Automated Speed Enforcement programs.
While in the area I was able to meet with Timmins, Matachewan, McGarry, Kirkland Lake, Evanturel, Casey, Harley, Hudson, Kerns, Temagami, and Temiskaming Shores. Many of our programs were designed with rural and Northern communities in mind, and the opportunity to check in and make sure they’re doing what was intended is key to helping out where we can.
I’m hoping to visit Northern Ontario more later in the year, if you’re in the area keep an eye out for my e-mail, hopefully we can find a time to meet.
My more recent trips have been in South-East Ontario through June and July. I’ve met with a large number of municipalities already, with more meetings planned as the travel season slows ahead of the AMO Conference in August.
Meeting with our members continues to be an important part of what we do as an organization – it’s critical that we understand what our members need. That I get to accomplish that goal while exploring our beautiful province is one of the biggest benefits to my role, and one I am trilled to take advantage of at every opportunity. A huge thank you to those who have taken the time to meet with me this spring.
Interested in meeting with us? Contact email@example.com to let us know.