The Board of Directors sets policy priorities that reflect the concerns of municipal governments and affiliate members. It meets quarterly to develop policy positions on key national municipal issues.

During the quarterly meetings, the various standing committees meet to discuss and develop policy positions on these key issues. These recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Directors who discuss and adopt the recommendations.

All positions on FCM's  Board of Directors are filled by election on an annual basis, with the exception of those designated for affiliate members and the immediate past president, as outlined in the FCM by-laws, during the Annual Conference.

The president, first vice-president, second vice-president and third vice-president are elected at large. The position of immediate past president is an automatic succession.

FCM's Annual Conference provides member delegates the opportunity to debate and vote on policy matters for the coming year.

Vicki-May Hamm is the mayor of the City of Magog, QC and also serves as Chair of the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality.


First Vice-President
Bill Karsten is a councillor for the Regional Municipality of Halifax, NS.


Second Vice-President
Garth Frizzell is a councillor for the City of Prince George, BC.


Third Vice-President
Joanne Vanderheyden is the mayor of the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, ON.


Vice-President at Large
Taneen Rudyk is a councillor for the Town Council of Vegreville, Alberta.


Board of Directors Meetings

March 12–15, 2019
City of Penticton, BC 

September 10–13, 2019
Cities of Waterloo and Kitchener, ON

Advocacy Days
November Ottawa, ON

Each November, FCM's elected board members from across Canada converge on Ottawa for several intensive days of meetings with parliamentarians. It's a significant peak in our advocacy cycle, just before federal budget season, where we bring our united municipal voice to all national parties. In recent years, we have achieved unprecedented results for Canadians, our communities and our economy.

2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities