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Township of Perth East Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Township of Perth East Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Former Councillor Robert J. McTavish of the Township of Perth East is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

McTavish was Reeve of North Easthope Township for the nine years prior to the amalgamation of Perth East Township. He was elected Mayor of Perth East in 2000, re-elected in 2003, and sat on Perth County Council where he was warden in 1993. He was elected as the North Easthope Ward Councillor from 2006 to 2010.

As councillor, McTavish led the streamlining of the budget processes, and strengthened council and staff relationships. In addition to being an active member of council, McTavish served on many local community and association boards.

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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“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 McTavish for his ongoing dedication to public service.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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