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Woolwich Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Woolwich Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Woolwich Mayor William (Bill) L. Strauss is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

Before becoming Mayor of the Township of Woolwich in 1997, Strauss served as a member of council, first in the Township of Wellesley from 1969 to 1974, and later in the Township of Woolwich from 1985 to 1994.

He has also served on many boards and committees in the Waterloo Region, and is an active volunteer in his church and community.

Strauss has also owned a construction business, an automotive enterprise, and a fuel distribution firm.

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.  

Quick Facts

  • Municipally-elected officials with 50 years of service started being recognized with a similar award in 2006.
  • Service does not have to be consecutive or with the same municipality for these awards.

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“The Long-Standing Service Award is a fitting tribute to recognize our locally-elected officials, and I would like to specifically thank Mayor Strauss for his dedication to public service.”

Jim Watson

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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