Atikokan Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award
McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official
Mayor Dennis Brown of the Town of Atikokan is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.
Brown was first elected to Atikokan municipal council in 1980 and has served as mayor of the Town of Atikokan for the last 13 years. He has recently been re-elected to serve another four-year term.
Over the past 25 years, Brown has earned a reputation as a key advocate for his community, and has been a major force in driving Atikokan's economic development and diversification. In addition to his duties as mayor, Brown has also spent a number of years serving on the board of directors of both the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and is a member of the Northern Development Council.
- 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.
- Municipally-elected officials with 50 years of service are recognized with a similar award first introduced in 2006.
- Service does not have to be consecutive or with the same municipality for these awards.
“The Long-Standing Service Award is a fitting tribute to recognize the hard work and commitment of our locally elected officials. I wish Mayor Brown continued success as he embarks on another four-year term and would like to thank him for his ongoing dedication to his community”