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Loyalist Township Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

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Loyalist Township Councillor Receives Long-Standing Service Award

McGuinty Government Honours Municipal Official

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Former councillor Joe Hudacin of Loyalist Township is the recipient of a 25-year Long-Standing Service Award from the Province of Ontario.

Hudacin was first elected to municipal council in the former Village of Bath in 1979, where he served for the next 19 years, rising to the role of deputy reeve in 1992. 

Over the past six years, Hudacin served as councillor for Ward 2 (Bath) in Loyalist Township, where he was an active member of the Heritage Committee, the Loyalist Parkway Advisory Committee, Bath Museum and the Bath Revitalization Committee.  He was also a council liaison for the local community policing group.

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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“Today we are recognizing the hard work and commitment of our locally elected officials. I would like to thank Councillor Hudacin for his 25 years of public service. Congratulations on achieving this important milestone.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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