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Mayor McCallion Honoured By FCM For Outstanding Service

Jun 04, 2008

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) presented Mayor Hazel McCallion with an award for outstanding service in municipal politics during the FCM's Conference and Municipal Expo in Quebec City.

"It is an honour to be recognized by the FCM," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "I hope I have made a small contribution as a woman in politics and have encouraged other women to run for office. It has been an exciting journey for me and I thank the dedicated staff and Council I have had the good fortune to work with over the years. One person cannot do it alone. I look forward to working with my colleagues in government and staff on our biggest challenges for municipalities - remaining competitive globally and sustainability."

The award was presented for her contributions in Mississauga as well as provincial and national political arenas through her participation in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and as a Mayor in the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus. She was also recognized as a model for women as an elected official and for mentoring women who want to run for elected office.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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