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Township of Wilmot Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Township of Wilmot Mayor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Former Township of Wilmot Mayor Wayne N. Roth is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

During his time on Wilmot Council, Roth was involved in the construction of Kirkpatrick Park in New Hamburg and creation of parkland along the Nith River. More recently, he was part of a council that constructed a new recreation complex for the community, which includes an aquatics centre, active living and youth centre and a soccer complex.

Roth has served on the boards of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, Grand River Conservation Authority and Kitchener - Wilmot Hydro. After 26 years of service to the people of Wilmot Township and Waterloo Region, Mayor Roth announced his retirement from municipal politics earlier this year.

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 Mayor Roth for his ongoing dedication to public service.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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