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
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
Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046