Why I'm running for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors



A bit about me.

My name is Skylar Franke, and I'm a newly elected city Councillor for London Ontario. I ran because I wanted to make a difference, specifically helping my city get serious about climate change. I also became a mom in 2022 (during my campaign!) and I want to leave the world in a better spot for my son. I'm unapologetically using a cute baby photo (see right) to solicit your vote.

What drives me.

I'm running to be on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of directors because I believe I bring a fresh perspective and a laser focus. I was previously an Executive Director for an environmental charity, and I understand the relationship between a board and staff, as well as the commitment to good board governance.

I'd like to continue offering strong leadership from the Southwestern Ontario area, one of the fastest growing regions in Canada. As an urban representative, I know how important it is to work with rural counterparts to ensure that decisions made at the national level offer solutions to all municipalities. I know every city in Canada has it's unique challenges, and requires strong advocates to make change. I'm hoping to offer that on behalf of my community.

I hope I can count on your support for the FCM Board of Directors.