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City Solicitor Receives Award From International Municipal Lawyers Association

Nov 14, 2012

At today's meeting of Council, Mississauga city solicitor Mary Ellen Bench was recognized for receiving the International Municipal Lawyers Association's (IMLA) Bruce A. Noble award on October 22, 2012 at its annual conference.

The award, named in honour of IMLA's first Canadian President, is awarded to a Canadian member of IMLA demonstrating excellence in practice, achievements and contributions to the legal community.

"This award is reflective of the dedication and high standard of service our city solicitor Mary Ellen Bench has provided to the City," said Janice Baker, city manager and CAO. "It is wonderful to see her work recognized and honoured at this level."

About International Municipal Lawyers Association
Founded in 1935, the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization consisting of approximately 3,000 local governments and attorneys throughout the United States and Canada. IMLA provides a wide range of services and programs to its membership, including comprehensive educational programs, legal research, professional publications and legal advocacy on behalf of its members in the United States Supreme Court, as well as federal and state appellate courts. For additional background information on IMLA and its services please visit

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


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