Hamm makes quick visit to France

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

As­the mayor of Ma­gog, Vicki May Hamm was in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the es­tab­lish­ment of the Com­mis­sion per­ma­nente sur les villes in­tel­li­gentes et in­no­vantes de l’As­so­ci­a­tion in­ter­na­tional des maires fran­co­phones (AIMF), which took place dur­ing a meet­ing in Nantes, France, on Oc­to­ber 18th and 19th. Ms. May Hamm rep­re­sented the Union of Que­bec Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties (UMQ), as well as the city of Ma­gog, as she took part in this Com­mis­sion along with Bel­gian, French and Swiss cities. Ms. Hamm spoke about her ex­pe­ri­ence ac­quired dur­ing her work with the UMQ, of the de­vel­op­ment of the con­cept in the City of Ma­gog and Ma­gog Technopole.

“It is an hon­our for me to rep­re­sent Que­bec at this ta­ble. Since 2009, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment has been at the top of my pri­or­i­ties. In this sense, lo­cal eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment must di­ver­sify. There­fore, in see­ing lo­cal de­vel­op­ment in terms of in­no­va­tion per­mits us to con­ceive of tomorrow’s mu­nic­i­pal­ity as: a ‘greener’ vil­lage that uses clean en­ergy; a city that in­te­grates nu­meric tech­nol­ogy; and a more open city that makes room for a so­cial and co­he­sive econ­omy,” com­mented Ms. May Hamm.

“I’d like to make it clear that there was no cost to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Also, I clearly said, at the be­gin­ning of the elec­tion cam­paign, that I would con­tinue my work as mayor, that I would not ne­glect the files in progress for the cam­paign and that I would not miss op­por­tu­ni­ties for Ma­gog,” she com­mented be­fore tak­ing the trip. Ms. May Hamm was back in time for the de­bate on Mon­day evening or­ga­nized by the Cham­bre de Com­merce et In­dus­trie Ma­gog Or­ford.

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Vicki May Hamm speaks at the spe­cial meet­ing in Nantes, France, to es­tab­lish the spe­cial Com­mis­sion.

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