08/19/2005

Toronto, Ont., August 19, 2005 – Allen Taylor, Deputy Mayor, Township of East Garafraxa, has been named to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO’s) Honour Roll.
This award is given annually to individuals in appreciation of their exemplary service to municipal government and to AMO.

“In addition to serving his own municipality, Allen Taylor has made an extraordinary contribution to ensure the rural perspective is before the province as it develops initiatives and policies while also working to strengthen the role of municipal government throughout all of Ontario, ,” said AMO President Roger Anderson.  “He has distinguished himself among our members, all of whom make great personal sacrifices in the name of better public service.”

Deputy Mayor Taylor was one of three individuals named to the Association’s 2005 Honour Roll at the 2005 AMO Conference’s August 17 dinner banquet at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto.  More than 1800 municipal politicians and government officials attended the three day conference.  

“Each of our award winners has shown an immense commitment and leadership in advancing municipal government as that third order of government,” said Pat Vanini, Executive Director of AMO.  “They are truly representative of municipal officials all across Ontario, who work hard every day to provide excellence in municipal government.”  

Allen Taylor is a former Chair and a current Executive Officer of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA), and a former AMO Board Member.  More recently, he has served as a valued participant in regular consultations with the province on matters related to rural water and rural land use planning, among other policy issues.  

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 445 municipal governments.  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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