Effective immediately Chris Goertzen, Mayor of the City of Steinbach, has assumed the role of President of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) following the resignation of Doug Dobrowolski, who announced today that he is seeking a nomination in the Dawson Trail riding ahead of the next provincial election.
Mayor Chris Goertzen was elected to serve on the AMM Board of Directors in November 2010, and was elected Vice-President in November 2014. In accordance with AMM by-laws, the AMM Board of Directors appointed Mayor Goertzen to serve until November 2016. Chris is also the current Chair of the AMM Cities Caucus.
“I look forward to working with all municipalities as the AMM develops a focused campaign to encourage political parties to make municipal issues left, right, and centre in the next provincial election,” stated AMM’s new president.
Chris’s political career began in 2002 when he was first elected as a Councillor for the City of Steinbach. Since becoming the eighth mayor of Steinbach in 2006, Chris has been a champion of the community and its vital role in the southeast region.
Chris successfully balances his busy political life with his store ownership and personal commitment to his wife, Annalee Schellenberg and their children, Otto and Naomi.
Posted on: July 6, 2015