Zone 5

Welcome to the Zone 5 home page.

The Counties of Haliburton, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Prince Edward, the District Municipality of Muskoka and the City of Kawartha Lakes are located in geographic Zone 5.

Municipal staff, as well as affiliated organizations are eligible to participate in the various activities coordinated within and by the Zone throughout the year. The Zones function as centres for AMCTO program delivery, information sharing, and networking. Twice a year (Spring and Fall) each Zone hosts meetings in their geographic areas. Zone meetings give members an opportunity to obtain and share information and key learnings, receive training, interact and network with colleagues, and form relationships that benefit them as well as their municipality.


Are you needing accommodations for the Zone 5 Spring Meeting in April?  The Residence Inn Marriott in Gravenhurst is offering an awesome rate of $145 for one bedroom suite and $239 for a two bedroom suite.  Book now to ensure you get the discounted rate!

                 Call 705-687-6600  Quote: AMCTO ZONE     

Spring Zone meeting scheduled for April 26 & 27, 2017 to be held at the Muskoka Discovery Centre (Grace & Speed) in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

AMCTO Workshop "Strategic Communications Planning for Leaders" - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     Zone Members $250.00  Non-Zone Members $350.00

Zone 5 Meeting - Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     Registration fee:  $50.00

See Registration Form and Agenda attached.

We look forward to seeing you there for a great workshop and Zone Meeting!


Final Spring 2017 Agenda Workshop.pdf Workshop Agenda April 26, 2017
Zone Registration Form - Spring 2017.pdf Registration Form Spring Meeting
Final Spring 2017 Agenda.pdf Zone meeting Agenda April 27, 2017

Good afternoon Zone 5 members!

Please find attached copies of the presentations from yesterday's joint Zone 4 & 5 meeting hosted by the Town of Whitby.  What a beautiful location and great food.  A big thank you to Zone 4.  It was great to see so many attendees - 78 in total!

The Spring Zone meeting will be held in Gravenhurst on April 26 and 27, 2017. Stay tuned for more details to come.  

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Hello everyone!

We have a great agenda thanks to the Zone Executives and we thank all of you who have sent in your registrations! 

Just a reminder, the deadline to register for the Workshop and Zone meeting is 
October 3, 2016.  We have only a handful of spaces left for the training, and only 3 spaces left for the zone meeting!  If you would like to be placed on a cancellation list for the zone meeting, please email me and if there are any cancellations, we will let you know.

Please note, dinner reservations have been arranged for October 19th at the Greek Tycoon (please indicate on the registration form if you plan on attending).

Thank you and hope to see you there!


Hello Zone 5 members!

We have now finalized the agenda for the Fall 2016 Zone Meeting and are happy to share with you all a fantastic training workshop on October 19 and the list of great speakers for the combined Zone 4 & 5 meeting to be held on October 20 in Whitby!


Location for the workshop and combined Zone meeting will be at the Regal Room, Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South, Whitby, OntarioA block of rooms have been reserved for October 18th and 19that the Holiday Inn Express, 180 Consumers Drive, Whitby.  1 king or 2 queens for $112 per night. Use CODE: TWH for the group rate.

Please find attached a copy of the agenda and registration form.



Please note, dinner reservations have been arranged for the evening of October 19th at the Greek Tycoon (please indicate on the registration form if you plan on attending).


Thank you and hope to see you there!


FINANCIAL STATEMENT-May 20-16.pdf Zone 5 Financial Statement
April 21 2016 Zone 5 Minutes.pdf Zone 5 Spring 2016 Minutes
AMCTO Zone 4 and 5 Fall 2016 Agenda.pdf Fall Meeting Agenda Oct 19 and 20

Notice of Save the Date - extended invitation from Zone 6

Election Information Session ; - Session to be held on

Wednesday, September 28th in North Grenville.

Please refer to Zone 6 Page for further details.

Volunteering...a great opportunity and experience.  Are you interested? Yes! ... well be sure to peruse the attached documents.  We are looking forward to hearing from you. 


News and Notices 2016 Spring.pdf News and Notices 2016 Spring
ZONE 5 Form.pdf Zone 5 Form

Hooray ... the Agenda for the 2016 Zone 5 Spring Meeting is confirmed!  We look forward to seeing you on April 20th and 21st in Cobourg.

Just think....April is just around the corner and that happens to be the month of our Spring Zone meeting.  April 20th and 21st, 2016 at the Best Western Plus, Cobourg ON...Save the dates!

The Registration is attached.  More details will be available soon.


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Committee Members
Carrie Sykes, CMO, Dipl.M.A. -   Chair

Jessica Gunby, Dipl.M.A. -   Vice Chair

Robin van de Moosdyk, AOMC, CMO, AMCT -   Past Chair

Elana M. Arthurs, CMO -   Zone 5 Board Director

Lianne Sauter, Dipl.M.A. -   Secretary

Andrea Bull, CMO -   Treasurer

Susan M. Beckel, AMCT, Dipl.M.M. -   Zone Director

Teri Guthrie, Dipl.M.A. -   Zone Director

Lynn Holtz -   Zone Director

Joan E. Nieman -   Zone Director

Cindy Page -   Zone Director