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Brampton Councillor Rowena Santos recognized as Municipal World’s 2023 Women of Influence

Rowena Santos, the first Filipino councillor in Brampton, is honoured with the 2023 Women of Influence in Local Government Award by Municipal World for her remarkable contributions to the community. Santos, elected in 2018, champions equity, diversity, and inclusion, serving on various committees and boards including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee. Her initiatives range from declaring a climate emergency to promoting active transportation and supporting the arts with a substantial budget increase. Mayor Patrick Brown praises Santos for her resilience, leadership, and commitment to progressive change, underscoring her pivotal role in shaping Brampton’s future.