Lakeshore's 2024 Budget Application honoured for innovation

The Municipality of Lakeshore's 2024 Budget Application received accolades for its innovative approach to municipal programs from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks, and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) at their annual conference in June.

The 2024 Budget Application, the first of its kind in the region, enhances transparency and user experience through interactive tables and charts that allow users to explore Lakeshore's budget centers.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for the improvements made to how we present our Budget to residents and stakeholders," said Mayor Tracey Bailey.

"The annual Budget is Council's most critical decision-making process, and this technology has improved transparency and access to this important information. On behalf of Council, we'd like to thank Lakeshore staff for this work and their ongoing commitment to improving how we serve our residents."

At the conference, Lakeshore was presented with a Certificate of Merit as part of the E.A. Danby Awards, which recognize and honour municipalities that have "demonstrated outstanding achievement through innovation with respect to municipal management activities or practices."

"Every year we are excited to honor and celebrate our members and municipal professionals at the Awards Gala Dinner. This year's award recipients have truly demonstrated their abilities to move mountains in this ever-changing municipal landscape and have proven that hard work, collaboration, and innovation, are the keys to success," said AMCTO Executive Director, David Arbuckle. "As always, our award recipients continue to inspire those around them through their dedication to the Association and the greater municipal sector."

The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks, and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) has represented excellence in local government, management, and leadership for over 85 years. It provides education, accreditation, leadership, and management expertise for Ontario municipal professionals.

Shazia Nazir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter, Tilbury Times Reporter