Role

The WMA, a non-partisan volunteer organization founded in 1908, has the following mission:

  • to encourage individual participation in community activities and government,
  • to provide a means for citizen contact with the municipal government,
  • to represent and intervene when necessary at Westmount City Council meetings.

We support this mission by:

  • organizing sessions of Meet the Candidates Night for municipal, provincial and federal elections,
  • recognizing volunteerism through the Derek Walker Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award,
  • holding open meetings with a variety of guest speakers of interest to Westmounters,
  • performing citizen surveys to allow a full range of opinion and feedback,
  • assisting citizens and groups who wish to bring issues to public attention,
  • serving as a consultative body of informed citizens for council to use as a sounding board,
  • keeping citizens informed of city issues of current concern through our website,
  • attending the Westmount Remembrance Day ceremony on behalf of all Westmount residents.