Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron congratulates Warden Glen McNeil, who has been reelected as Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC), as well as Councillor and Past Huron County Warden, Jim Ginn, who has been reelected as Chair of the WOWC Economic Development Committee. Both McNeil and Ginn have been active members of WOWC for multiple years. County of Huron CAO, Meighan Wark was also reelected to the role of WOWC Secretary. They will each hold these positions until January 2025.
“I am deeply honored to continue serving as Chair of the WOWC, and I am sincerely grateful for the continued trust and support from our members,” stated Chair McNeil. “As we embark on this new year, our commitment to advancing the priorities and initiatives of the WOWC remain unwavering. In 2024, we will continue to collaborate to further enhance our advocacy efforts in expanding housing options, fostering workforce development, and addressing the critical issues surrounding mental health and addiction in Western Ontario.”
“I am pleased to resume my position as Chair of the WOWC Economic Development Committee. I will continue to represent Western Ontario to the best of my ability, and I look forward to continuing to advance the objectives and participate in the advocacy work of the WOWC,” stated Past Huron County Warden and WOWC Economic Development Committee Chair, Jim Ginn.
Both McNeil and Ginn assumed their positions after they were reelected during the organization’s Annual General Meeting held on February 2, 2024.
About the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus (WOWC)
The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) is a not-for-profit organization that represents 15 upper and single tier municipalities in Southwestern Ontario, including more than three million residents. The purpose of the WOWC is to advocate and engage with other levels of government as one united voice on opportunities, common needs and issues of critical importance to Southwestern Ontario.
- WOWC is a united front in the province of Ontario representing over 20% of the population of the province.
- WOWC us a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper and single tier municipalities in approximately 300 communities.
- The Western region covers almost half a million square kilometers of territory, more than 90% of it rural including, approximately 25,000 kilometers of roads, more than 3,000 bridges and 24,000 culverts.
- WOWC advocates on behalf of the member Counties on key items such as; infrastructure, transportation, long term care, broadband, and economic development.