News Area politician named new FONOM president SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Thursday, Aug. 30th, 2018 The Mayor of St. Charles has been named the second Vice President of a Northern Ontario lobby group. Paul Schoppmann was named to the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities at its most recent conference. The new president of FONOM is Danny Whalen, a city councillor from Temiskaming Shores. He replaces Al Spacek, FONOM’s long-time president and Mayor of Kapuskasing. The board’s first Vice President is Mac Bain a North Bay city councillor. FONOM lobbies the provincial government on issues that affect the north. Issues include four laning the Trans-Canada Highway and the impact Species at Risk legislation will have on the forest sector.