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Wellington Ward Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Wellington Ward Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Wellington Ward Councillor Robert (Bob) Wilson is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

Before becoming ward councillor of Wellington County in 1999, Wilson served as councillor in West Garafraxa Township from 1977 to 1982 and strengthened the township's official plan to resist rural and non-farm development.  He became the reeve of the township in 1989, and held this position for 10 years.  During this time, he worked on the selection of a location for a new landfill in Wellington County, which led to his role as chair of the county waste committee.  He also served as Wellington County warden in 1993.

As a ward councillor, he lists spearheading Wellington's no smoking by-law as his most gratifying achievement.       

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.

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“The Long-standing Service Award is a fitting tribute to recognize our locally-elected officials, and I would like to specially thank Councillor Wilson for his dedication to public service.”

Jim Watson

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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