Toronto, ON, August 18, 2000. Ron Eddy, Mayor of the County of Brant, has been named to the AMO Honour Roll.

"Ron has a long record of excellence in municipal service, where his expertise and hard work is acknowledged and respected," said Michael Power, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.  "As a former President of AMO and a valued colleague, Ron continues to contribute greatly to the goals of our organization."

Eddy was one of four individuals named to AMO's 2000 Honour Roll.  The presentations occurred at AMO's annual conference held at the Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa from August 13 to August 16.  More than 1,700 municipal politicians and other government officials attended the conference.  The awards were presented at the banquet dinner on August 15.

"Each of our award winners has shown an immense commitment to providing top-quality municipal services and efficient and effective local government," said Pat Moyle, Executive Director of AMO.  "They are truly representative of elected officials and administrators all across Ontario who work hard every day to provide excellence in municipal government."

Eddy has a history in municipal government that spans 45 years.  His career has taken him from public service as a Clerk and Administrator, to elected positions as Reeve of the Township of South Dumfries, Warden of the County of Brant, and to his current position as Mayor of the new one-tier County of Brant.  He also served his community of Brant-Haldimand as MPP. Eddy is a former President of AMO.  He is the owner/operator of a family farm.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is a non-profit organization with member municipalities representing 95 per cent of Ontario's population.  The mandate of AMO is to promote, support and enhance strong and effective municipal government in Ontario. 

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