Taneen Rudyk elected to national FCM board to help shape Canada’s future
[Vegreville] – Local Councillor Taneen Rudyk has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Board elections took place at FCM’s June 1-4 national conference, which drew 2,000 municipal leaders from across Canada to the nation’s capital
“It’s a real honour to be chosen by my peers to serve on FCM’s national board,” said Rudyk. “Some of our biggest challenges here in Vegreville are also national challenges—whether that’s jobs, growth or climate change. I’ll be taking our local realities to the FCM table, and we’ll be pressing for federal action that makes life better here at home and across Canada.”
FCM is the national voice for 2,000 local governments, representing more than 90 percent of all Canadians. As a member of FCM’s board, Taneen will help set the direction for an organization that is effectively transforming the role of municipalities on the national stage.
Over the last year, FCM has achieved unprecedented engagement with the federal government on local priorities. Following intensive advocacy by FCM, Federal Budget 2017 committed to invest $81-billion in infrastructure over 11 years—including affordable housing, transit expansions, green infrastructure, and rural, northern and remote priorities.
“This is a critical year coming up for municipalities. We’ve got unprecedented federal investment on the table, but we need to make sure they get the details right. Then we’ll be ready to turn investments into real outcomes in our community: better roads, faster commutes, more affordable housing, and cleaner air and water. And that means economic growth and a higher quality of life,” said Rudyk.
Taneen Rudyk has served as a councillor since 2010 in the Town of Vegreville, representing the community on various committees. Physician Attraction and Retention, St Joseph's Community Hospital Board, Covenant Health St Joseph’s General Hospital Radiothon Co-Chair, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Board, Tourism , Business Incentives, Family and Community Support Services, Impact Vegreville Community Engagement Committee , Council Remuneration, Vegreville District Child Development Coalition, and Vegreville Regional Solid Waste Solutions are a few of the efforts in which she has been involved. Recently, Taneen was appointed Director for Towns East for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, a position which draws on her interests in working for everyday Albertans’ needs, close to home. Taneen loves to collaborate on community solutions bringing people together so that collectively their strengths are used to their fullest potential. She and her family are active members in the Vegreville community and also enjoy representing Vegreville whenever travel or work take them away.
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