Charlottetown City Council appointed Councillor Mitchell Tweel as the City’s representative on the Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) at the regular monthly Council meeting on March 14.
The FPEIM strives to promote and foster effective, efficient and accountable municipal government in PEI. The federation represents the interests of municipal government members on PEI. It assists municipalities in enhancing their decision making processes and overall operations, and strives to guide and improve provincial and federal legislation, programs and policies that impact municipal interests.
"Councillor Tweel was nominated to represent the City because of his past experience with the federation and knowledge of City operations," said Mayor Clifford Lee.
Councillor Tweel was originally appointed to the FPEIM Board in 2014 after the municipal election. He also still currently serves as a member of the FPEIM Resolutions Committee.
"It is a tremendous honor to once again represent the Capital City on the FPEIM Board," said Councillor Tweel. "It has been very rewarding to work with like-minded community representatives to collaborate on current issues, municipal affairs and future land use and I’m pleased to be able to continue on in this capacity."
Previously, Councillor Tweel was elected as the Queens County Cities/Towns representative on the FPEIM Board in 2000. He held the position until April 2007. He also served as: chairperson of the FPEIM Resolutions Committee from 2000 – 2004; member of the FPEIM Finance Committee in 2000; chairperson of the FPEIM Finance Committee from 2002 until 2004; member of the FPEIM Human Resources Committee from January 2004 – May 2004; FPEIM Nominating Committee member from 2004 – 2007; and member of the federation’s Policy Committee from 2004 – 2007. Councillor Tweel was also elected to the position of Vice-President Cities/Towns in June 2002 and re-elected annually until April 2007.
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