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