Toronto, Ont., August 19, 2005 – Richard Adams, Councillor, Town of Parry Sound, has been named to the 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 serving his own municipality, Richard Adams has made an extraordinary contribution to improving 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.”

Councillor Adams was one of three individuals named to the Association’s 2005 Honour Roll at 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.”  

Richard is a member of AMO’s Rural/Northern Task Force, which is preparing policy proposals that AMO will present to the Province in an effort to strengthen the prosperity of rural and northern communities.  In addition, he has made a tremendous contribution with respect to increasing the number of doctors and medical staff in under-serviced communities through participation in a number of related organizations, including the NOW Alliance, which encourages the Ontario Medical Association and the Province to find solutions, with the assistance of the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario, and the Family Health Team Action Group.  

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.