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Stone Mills Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Stone Mills Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Former councillor Duane Williams of the Township of Stone Mills is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

Williams was first elected to municipal council in 1969. He served as reeve of the Township of Camden East from 1975 to 1976 and again from 1981 to 1994.  Beginning in 1998, Williams served as councillor in the Township of Stone Mills.

Williams' community involvement extends well beyond municipal council. Over the years, he was an active member of the Conservation Authority, the Library Board and the Land Stewardship Council. 

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 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.

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“Through his many years of service, Councillor Williams demonstrated an outstanding commitment to his community. I would like to thank Councillor Williams for his role in making Stone Mills a better place to live”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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