Toronto, Ont., August 21, 2003 – The late Tom Nobles, Councillor for the City of Quinte West, has been named to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Honour Roll.

This award is given out annually to individuals in appreciation of their exemplary service to municipal government and to AMO.

“Tom had a record of excellence in municipal service, where his expertise and hard work continues to be acknowledged and respected,” said Ken Boshcoff, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.  “As a member of the AMO Board of Directors and a valued colleague, he contributed greatly to the goals of our organization.”

Nobles was one of three individuals named to AMO’s 2003 Honour Roll.  The presentations occurred at AMO’s annual conference held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, from August 17 – 20, 2003.  His wife Barbara accepted the award on behalf of the family.  More that 1200 municipal politicians and government officials attended the conference.  The awards were presented at the banquet dinner on August 19.

“Each of our award winners has shown an immense commitment to providing top-quality municipal services and efficient and effective local government,” said Pat Vanini, 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.”  

Tom served as Reeve of Sidney Township from 1988 to 1991 was politically active until 2000.  He was a member of the AMO Board of Directors Small Urban Caucus.  He was on the Belleville Fire Department from October 1974 to October 1999, and was promoted to Captain in 1999.  He volunteered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, culminating in his appointment as Chairman of the Board.  The City of Quinte West has renamed its water plant the “Thomas R. Nobles Water Plant”.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is a non-profit organization with member municipalities representing 95 per cent of Ontario’s population.  AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

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