Several small communities from around the area have created the Rural Mayor’s Forum of Eastern Ontario.
The forum has been put together to tackle common issues that are shared between the communities…and attempt to identify cost reductions.
So far the forum has met twice and has crafted a mission, vision and objectives.
The communities hope that the unified voice the forum creates can speak to the needs and challenges of small rural communities.
Thirteen communities in total have joined the forum, including Madawaska Valley, Arnprior and Greater Madawaska.