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Wednesday , 6 July 2022
Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Image: FCM.

Vegreville councillor Taneen Rudyk named FCM President

A Vegreville town councillor has been acclaimed into the position of president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, a lobby group that tries to bring local issues to the attention of the federal government. 

Taneen Rudyk was named to the position at the annual FCM conference in Regina which happened earlier this June. 

She has sat on the Board of Directors since 2017 and has been a municipal politician since 2010 in Vegreville. 

“I’m excited for the challenge and opportunity ahead as we continue to work to strengthen communities across the country and prove that, while Canada is a massive country filled with different opinions, different circumstances and different points of view, there is more that  unites us than divides us,” she said in a press release. 

While Bonnyville area municipalities grew colder on the group in recent years, many have decided to continue being members and attending the annual conferences, despite perceptions by local politicians of an east-coast bias. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.