For 14 years he was a very active member of the Association. He used his considerable knowledge, his legal analytical skills and his way with words and humour, to advocate for Ontario municipal governments and to strengthen this Association.

In his Presidential message in the 1990-91 Annual Report he said, “As the pace of change increases, I am more and more optimistic that AMO is positioned to play a significant role in the creation of public policy in Ontario through the 90’s and into the 21st century. “  He was right.  Even after he left municipal government, he was never hesitant to express his pride in this organization and to serve its membership. Our thoughts are with his family and his wife, Eileen Smith.