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Baldwin Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Baldwin Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Township of Baldwin Councillor Texas MacDonald is the recipient of a 25-year Long-standing Service Award.

MacDonald was one of two municipally-elected officials recognized for long-standing service at the 2009 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities Conference in Sudbury by Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Jim Watson.

Long-standing service awards are given to municipally-elected officials with at least 25 years of service. The program was introduced by the Ontario government in 2004. As of 2006, those with 50 years of service are also recognized.

Texas MacDonald has served the Township of Baldwin since 1976 in various capacities. He was instrumental in establishing Baldwin's first emergency plan and sat as Chair of the Planning Committee for several terms.

Quick Facts

  • Long-standing service awardees are currently serving on Council.
  • Service does not have to be consecutive or with the same municipality.

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“The Long-standing Service Award is a fitting tribute to the dedication of our locally-elected officials.”

Jim Watson

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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