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Mississauga Recognizes Employee Achievements

Feb 23, 2011

In a ceremony held today in Council, over 100 City of Mississauga employees were honoured with internal Corporate Awards for Excellence, for going above and beyond and excelling on projects and initiatives completed in 2010.

“The Corporate Awards For Excellence program is our opportunity to highlight accomplishments and recognize those who have significantly contributed to our City’s success,” said Janice Baker City Manager and CAO. “Over 850 individuals were nominated for the awards. These employees continually exemplify our corporate values of trust, quality and excellence. I am proud of the work our employees have accomplished; their efforts are appreciated and recognized.”

The Corporate Awards For Excellence is presented annually, in eight different categories.

The award categories and 2010 recipients are:

1. Customer Service Award: Given to an individual and team who have consistently "gone the extra mile" to earn the respect, support and appreciation of their customers.

Award Recipients:
Walter Rossi
Facilities and Property Management, Corporate Services Department
Mississauga 311 Call Centre
Customer and Business Services, Corporate Services Department
Port Credit Park Team
Recreation & Parks, Community Services Department

2. Continuous Improvement Award: Given to an individual and team who have brought about a significant change through their innovation and creativity.

Award Recipients:
• Heidi Bryck
Finance, Corporate Services Department
MiWay Mobile Site Core Implementation Team
Comprised of staff from various departments

3. Leadership & Empowerment Award: Given to an individual at any level of the Corporation who through leadership and vision has inspired staff by gaining their commitment, making them feel valued and by building effective teams.

Award Recipient:
Gary Kent
Corporate Strategy and Innovation, City Manager’s Department

4. Team Effectiveness Award: Given to a team that has successfully achieved superior results through group efforts.
Award Recipients:
Mississauga Cycling Master Plan and Implementation Strategy Project Team
Comprised of staff from various departments

5. Partnership Award: Given to a team who has engaged in a joint project or event, with an external organization, association, service group or level of government where the outcome has demonstrated mutual benefits.

Award Recipients:
Hurontario/Main Street Corridor Study Team
Comprised of staff from various departments

6. Kirk French Spirit Award: This award honours the memory of former employee Kirk French. The Spirit award is meant to recognize individuals who are able to lift the spirits of their co-workers with their positive outlook toward their job and life in general. This award is given to an individual who exemplifies a love of life, adds laughter and vitality to the workplace and enriches the lives of others.

Award Recipient:
Irene Arasim
Legislative Services, Corporate Services Department

7. Brenda Sakauye Environment Award: This award honours the memory of former employee Brenda Sakauye. The award reflects Brenda’s commitment, dedication to and passion for the environment which has helped make the City of Mississauga a leader in environmental initiatives. The award is given to an individual or team who has made an innovative or significant environmental contribution which advanced the City’s Strategic Plan ‘Living Green’ pillar for change.

Award Recipient:
Lakeside Park Redevelopment Team
Recreation and Parks, Community Services Department

8. City Manager's Award of Excellence: Presented to an individual or team that has demonstrated outstanding qualities of excellence in their work.

Award Recipients:
Planning for Mississauga’s Future: Official Plan and Downtown 21 Teams
Comprised of staff from various departments

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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