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Municipality of South Huron Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Municipality of South Huron Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Councillor Tom Tomes of the Municipality of South Huron is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

Councillor Tomes began his career in 1968 and has served the people of his community in the former Township of Stephen for over 32 years. He was elected Warden of Huron County in 1993, and was Reeve and then Deputy Reeve of the Township of Stephen from 1986 to 2000. Tomes returned as a councillor in the Municipality of South Huron in 2003.

During his service, Tomes was involved in bringing municipal water to the Villages of Centralia, Crediton and the Huron Park area. He was one of the founding members of the Tri-municipal Committee representing the Township of Bosanquet, the Village of Grand Bend in Lambton County and the Municipality of Stephen Township. In addition, he was Chairman of the Homes for the Aged Committee, which completed a project to rebuild the Huronview and Huronlea Seniors' Residences.

Quick Facts

  • 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 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 the hard work and commitment of our locally elected officials. I would like to thank Councillor Tomes for his ongoing dedication to public service.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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