08/22/2001

Toronto, ON, August 22, 2001 - Joe Mavrinac, Former Mayor of Kirkland Lake, has been named to AMO's Honour Roll.
This award is given out annually to individuals in appreciation of their exemplary service to municipal government and to AMO.

"Joe has a long record of excellence in municipal service, where his expertise and hard work is acknowledged and respected," said Ann Mulvale, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.  "As a former President of AMO and a valued colleague, he has contributed greatly to the goals of our organization."

Mavrinac was one of three individuals named to AMO's 2001 Honour Roll.  The presentations occurred at AMO's annual conference held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto from August 19 to August 22.  More than 1,400 municipal politicians and other government officials attended the conference.  The awards were presented at the banquet dinner on August 21.

"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.  AThey are truly representative of elected officials all across Ontario, who work hard every day to provide excellence in municipal government."

Mavrinac was elected as Mayor of Kirkland Lake in 1980 and served six consecutive terms.  He has served on many boards and associations, including Chair of the Ontario Realty Corporation, President of three hotel/motel associations, Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and President of AMO.   He has spent many years involved in community service in Kirkland Lake.  Without doubt, he has contributed a great deal to his community and to the municipal sector. 

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is a non-profit organization with member municipalities representing 98 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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