Coun. Mac Bain earns FONOM recognition

North Bay Councillor Mac Bain has been named the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities’ Executive of the Year. 

The award, which celebrates those with distinguished political careers who have shown dedication and exemplary efforts in the growth and prosperity of Northern Ontario, was accepted by Coun. Bain Thursday during a banquet in Sudbury. 

“It is an honour to be recognized as the FONOM Executive of the Year,said Coun. Bain. “I would like to thank my wife and family, my employer – Martyn Funeral Home – North Bay City Council and staff and the FONOM Board, for the latitude and time to work on the challenges that municipalities in Northern Ontario face.”

Coun. Bain’s work on behalf of Northern cities and towns as a FONOM Past President and current 1st Vice President was highlighted during the banquet, which was held as part of the Federation’s 2019 Northeastern Municipal Conference.

“Mac has worked tirelessly as the City’s representative with FONOM, advocating on behalf of our residents and those across the North. This recognition is well deserved,” said Mayor Al McDonald.

More than 200 municipal delegates, including Bain and other North Bay representatives, are attending the annual conference in Sudbury, which began Wednesday as runs until Friday.

The annual conference is an opportunity for municipal leaders to connect with colleagues from across the North and to gain valuable insight on municipal matters through keynote speakers. The conference also includes a Minister’s Forum where attendees can hear first-hand from Provincial Cabinet members about issues affecting their communities.  This year’s theme of is Leadership. Resilience. Innovation.


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505