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
"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 www.imla.org.
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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