Charlottetown City Council unanimously appointed Councillor Mitchell Tweel as the City’s representative on the Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) at the regular monthly Council meeting on December 8.
The federation represents the interests of municipal government members on PEI. It assists municipalities in enhancing their overall operations and decision making processes, 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 of Charlottetown by Mayor Clifford Lee because of his past experience with the federation.
"Councillor Tweel will do his best to represent the City of Charlottetown with the federation," said Mayor Lee. "We know he will put his past experiences to good use."
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.
"It is an honour and privilege to once again represent the Capital City on the FPEIM Board. In the past, I have learned a tremendous amount with respect to the historical and contemporary challenges that face the 74 PEI municipalities," said Councillor Tweel. "Being able to collaborate and engage with mayors and councillors on issues like land and water usage, municipal funding and infrastructure renewal, as well as community revitalization is rewarding and has the potential to be very progressive for all of the local governments."
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