Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award
McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official
Mayor Doug Reycraft of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.
First elected in 1971, Reycraft served as a councillor in the former Village of Glencoe for seven years before assuming the deputy reeve role in 1979. After serving a year in that position, he was elected reeve from 1981-1985. He left municipal politics to serve as a Member of Provincial Parliament and returned as a councillor in Glencoe in 1998. From 2001 until present day, he has served as Mayor of Southwest Middlesex.
In addition to his duties as Mayor, Reycraft was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario from 2006 to 2008, leading the Association through the Provincial Municipal Fiscal and Services Delivery Review. He also served as Chair of the London-Middlesex Board of Health, and has devoted significant attention to water safety issues.
- 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 would like to thank Mayor Reycraft for his ongoing dedication to public service.”