Around 2,500- 3000 delegates from towns, villages and cities from across Canada attended the 2018 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"It was really good, very informative," shared Mayor Roy Ludwig who was in attendance along with Councillor Lyle Yanish and Councillor Greg Hoffart. "It gave us the opportunity to do a lot of networking and there were good study tours."
"The Prime Minister was there, Mr Trudeau. We heard a speech from him. Also, the leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer, we were able to hear from him as well."
The delegates also took parts in tours around Halifax.
"There were lots of good forums, there were armchair discussions on leadership, about women overcoming barriers to leadership and the fact that there are more and more women getting involved which is a good thing, in politics."
They also learned of some of the innovative things Halifax is doing.
"There were workshops on affordable housing, rethinking service deliveries, and infrastructure. There were lots of good workshops."
Other topics discussed were technology, the future of public engagement, the future of smart infrastructure, community safety, secrets to municipal governance, autonomous vehicles, and tools to work collaboratively with Indigenous communities.
"It was a very busy conference, very enlightening, very informative."