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Ottawa Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Ottawa Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Councillor

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

City of Ottawa Councillor Doug Thompson is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

He kicked-off his municipal career in 1980 as a councillor for the Township of Osgoode, and held this position for fourteen years.  Thompson has held other positions during his career, including mayor of the Township of Osgoode from 1997 to 2000, and councillor of Ward 20 to the City of Ottawa from 2000 to 2003.

Thompson became councillor of Osgoode Ward 20 in 2003, and was re-elected in 2006.  As councillor, he continues to dedicate his efforts to the interest of Osgoode residents and the city.

Thompson was also a teacher for 35 years, and coached minor hockey and baseball.

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 Councillor Thompson's dedication to public service and his strong contribution to his community, and the City of Ottawa.”

Jim Watson

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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