08/22/2001

Toronto, ON, August 22, 2001. Vic Power, Former Mayor of Timmins, has been named to the AMO Honour Roll.

"Vic 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 member of the AMO Board of Directors and a valued colleague, he has contributed greatly to the goals of our organization."

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

Power was elected as Mayor of Timmins in 1980 after serving twelve years as an alderman.  Highlights of his seventeen years of service as Mayor include the expansion of infrastructure throughout the city, the founding of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, the planning for the Teletech Call Centre project and the Shania Twain Centre, and the successful completion of the 'DEBT FREE' program.  He has served on numerous boards and commissions, including Vice President of AMO (Northern Caucus) and President of FONOM. 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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