Asset Management for Elected Officials

Municipalities own and manage local infrastructure to provide essential services that contribute to our quality of life. Asset management is the coordinated activity of municipal staff and elected officials to provide sustainable levels of service to the community.

For a municipality to be successful in asset management, it is critical that both Council and staff are engaged and understand the benefits of asset management.

AMO is committed to educate elected officials about asset management as they are stewards of public infrastructure and set strategic direction on allocation of financial resources that affect the quality and delivery of services provided to their communities.

Understanding the Role of Elected Officials in Asset Management

This facilitated panel discussion explores role of elected officials in building a culture of collaboration and coordination at their municipalities to support continuous progress in asset management. 


  • Nancy Peckford – Mayor, Municipality of North Grenville
  • Cheryl Fort – Mayor, Township of Hornepayne
  • Brad Loosley – Mayor, Town of Petrolia

Opening Remarks 0:13

Asset management and service delivery 11:55

Using asset management lens for long-term planning 22:37

Building an organizational culture and relationship with staff 38:32

Ensuring sustainability of infrastructure services 48:42

Panel Discussion Summary

Impact of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Investments from an Asset Management Perspective

Learn how municipal councils can use asset management as a decision-making tool during a pandemic reassess investment priorities, manage risks and demonstrate sound stewardship of public resources.


  • Kelly Linton – Mayor, Township of Centre Wellington
  • Ric Breese – Mayor, Loyalist Township
  • Robin Jones – Mayor, Village of Westport

Introductory presentation 1:56

Coping with implications of COVID-19 on infrastructure services 35:27

Important conversations that Council and staff need to have 45:40

Engaging the public 54:05

Providing a supportive environment for asset management 55:41

Slides: Impact of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Investments from an Asset Management Perspective

Panel Discussion Summary

Online Course for Elected Officials

Elected officials are invited to take AMO’s free online at-your-own-pace course on asset management that provides fundamental information on role of Council and how asset management can be used as a decision-making tool to identify local priorities. Enroll in this course to will learn more about:

  • Key concepts like lifecycle costs, risk and level of service;
  • How some infrastructure services can be interdependent;
  • How elected officials can support the process of asset management;
  • How asset management can assist Council in identifying infrastructure investment priorities, and achieving sustainable service delivery; and the
  • Federal and provincial asset management requirements in Ontario

Course Length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Cost: $299 (free for municipalities). Contact us to request a discount code.

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Just like the TransCanada Highway connects our province and our country, a municipal asset management plan is a roadmap to your municipality's future sustainability. 

Join us on a journey across Ontario and visit 14 different municipalities as we learn more about the importance of asset management.