Brock Carlton, chief executive officer of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), issued the following statement on November 29, 2019 regarding his future with the organization:
“Today, at the annual November gathering of FCM’s Board of Directors in Ottawa, I announced that I will not seek to renew my contract as CEO of FCM when it expires on July 31, 2020. My recommendation to the Board was to begin the search for my replacement as CEO.
“I make this decision having enjoyed a remarkable and fulfilling career at FCM. I joined FCM in 1991, having been brought on to serve the organization’s international programs. In July 2007, the Board entrusted me with the tremendous honour of becoming CEO.
“This is a time of important growth and transformation for FCM. FCM has achieved unprecedented levels of national influence and have expanded our programs, all directed at delivering historic results that benefit municipalities of all sizes. I am tremendously proud of what our organization has achieved in the years I’ve had the privilege of serving our membership as CEO.
“This role with FCM has been among the most cherished of my career. I have grown as a leader and as a person, and have had the pleasure of developing friendships with people dedicated to community service and making lives better for Canadians.
“I would like to thank our Board of Directors and our members for their support over the past 12 and a half years in my role as CEO, and prior to that in the various roles within FCM’s international programs. I would also like to thank our staff for their dedication, intelligence, and professionalism. I could not have had a successful run as CEO without their support and encouragement.
“FCM only continues to grow in influence and importance to our national conversation. I believe it is truly the most important gathering place for the municipal order of government—the order of government closest to Canadians’ daily lives. I look forward to the new challenges before me, as well as more time with my family, in my canoe, and on my skis. I’m grateful to move on to this new phase, knowing that FCM has changed me in profound ways. I look forward to following FCM as it continues its record of success.”