Jun 20, 2012
At today's meeting of Council, Janice Baker, city manager and chief administrative officer
(CAO) for the City of Mississauga was presented with a long service award pin by Ron Shaw,
president of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) for her 21 years of
dedication to public service and municipal management.
This is the first year for the CAMA Long Service Recognition Awards. The award pin presented is
based on the number of years of full-time, paid employment in municipal government in a
management capacity (as a chief administrative officer or reporting directly to a chief
"This long service recognition is an opportunity to reflect on achievements and future
challenges," said Janice Baker, city manager and CAO. "We have many successes to
build on such as the Mississauga Celebration Square and exciting projects moving forward
including the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Project. I look forward to the years
Baker became City Manager and CAO of the City of Mississauga in January 2005 after serving as
the acting city manager since February, 2004. As city manager, Janice works with a Leadership
Team of four commissioners. She joined the City of Mississauga in May 1999, as commissioner of
Corporate Services and treasurer.
Baker has municipal government and fiscal administration experience, serving as director of
Finance and City treasurer for the City of St. John's, Newfoundland and commissioner of
Corporate Services and then commissioner of Public Works for the City of Oshawa, Ontario. Baker
also holds the FCA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
A Canada-wide network and the national voice of senior municipal administrators, the Canadian
Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) strives to nurture and build municipal
administrative excellence by providing its more than 480 members with knowledge sharing and
learning opportunities, access to best practices, and valued input into policies and programs
aimed at ensuring healthy and thriving communities across Canada.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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
and maintaining infrastructure.
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