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Mayor McCallion Receives Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association's Top Award

Oct 03, 2008

Yesterday, Mayor Hazel McCallion was awarded the Robert Baldwin Award by the Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA) at its 50th Anniversary Conference.

"It is a true honour to be recognized by the OMAA; an organization that works towards the continuous improvement of municipal government administration in Ontario," said Mayor Hazel McCallion.

Mayor McCallion is the first elected official to receive the award.  The award, Ontario's highest award for municipal public service granted by the OMAA, recognizes a career of achievement and service in the field of municipal administration, significant and lasting contributions to municipal and local government in Ontario, and service to the community, Ontario and Canada by those who work in municipal government.

"The members of the OMAA are dedicated to the concept of effective, democratic local government by responsible elected officials," said OMAA president and Newmarket CAO, Bob Shelton. "Mayor McCallion is an icon of leadership excellence in local public service in Ontario and a champion of our goal to enhance the value of and to promote continuous improvement in municipal government administration."

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.

The Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association is celebrating its 50th year representing Chief Administrative Officers of Ontario municipalities. It promotes professional municipal management, encourages the adoption of the Council-Chief Administrative Officer system of government by Ontario municipalities, and provides professional development opportunities for its members.


Media Contact:
David Weldon
Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association
Phone: 905-780-6683

Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
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