Doug Dobrowolski was acclaimed fourth president of Association of Manitoba Municipalities during last week’s 10th annual convention.
The R. M. of Macdonald grain farmer with 17 years service as a councillor takes over from retiring president Ron Bell, who has served four one-year terms. Bell, who is also Birtle’s mayor, chose not to seek re-election.
Dobrowolski has been rural vice-president for the last two years. He has also served seven years as an AMM director.
Dobrowolski said his first priority as new president is to pursue new revenue sources for municipalities to help pay mounting infrastructure repair costs.
Town of Rossburn Mayor Shirley Kalyniuk was also acclaimed by the delegate body and will serve for a third, one-year term as AMM’s urban vice-president. Newly elected to the role of rural vice-president is reeve of the R. M. of Birtle Roger Wilson.