08/22/2001

Toronto, ON, August 22, 2001. Joan King, Former Councillor for the City of Toronto, has been named to AMO's Honour Roll.
This award is given out annually to individuals in appreciation of their exemplary service to municipal government and to AMO.

"Joan has a long record of excellence in municipal service, where her 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, she has contributed greatly to the goals of our organization."

King 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."

King was elected to the City of Toronto Council in 1997 after serving seventeen years on Metro Council, North York Council, and as a trustee with the North York Board of Education.  She has served on many boards and committees, including the Greater Toronto Services Board, Vice Chair of the Waste Diversion Organization, and the Board of Health.  She served on the AMO Board of Directors from 1997 to 2001, and was Vice-President (Toronto Caucus) of AMO since 1996.  Without doubt, she has contributed a great deal to her 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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