2024 Awards Program Recipients

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The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 AMCTO Awards program.

Award recipients were honoured during the 2024 AMCTO Conference Awards Gala Dinner that took place on the evening of June 11, 2024 at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. Joined by family and friends and their municipal peers, participants were recognized for their innovation and dedication to their municipalities, communities and Association.

“Every year we are excited to honour and celebrate our members and municipal professionals at the Awards Gala Dinner. This year's award recipients have truly demonstrated their abilities to move mountains in this ever-changing municipal landscape and have proven that hard work, collaboration, and innovation, are the keys to success,"  says AMCTO Executive Director, David Arbuckle. "As always, our award recipients continue to inspire those around them through their dedicated to the Association and the greater municipal sector."

In addition to receiving recognition at the Awards Gala Dinner, 2024 award recipients will also be recognized in the upcoming edition of the AMCTO Municipal Monitor magazine. Municipal councils will also receive notification of the honour and are encouraged to celebrate the successes of their staff.

2024 Award recipients include:

E.A. Danby Awards
Recognizing Outstanding Performance & Innovative Practices

Municipalities of 20,000 or more:

City of Toronto
Category: Implementation of Legislation
Project: Toronto Mayoral By-election

Municipalities of 20,000 or less:

Municipality of Bayham and the Township of Malahide
Category: Municipal Administration
Project: Shared Services Agreement

Certificates of Merit - Municipalities of 20,000 or more:

Municipality of Lakeshore
Category: Municipal Finance
Project: 2024 Budget App

Town of Milton
Category: Municipal Administration
Project: Digital Records Management Solution (DRMS)

Certificates of Merit - Municipalities of 20,000 or less:

Town of Tillsonburg
Category: Municipal Administration
Project: Citizen Portal

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Prestige Award
Recognizing Contributions to the Association & the Sector

2024 Recipient:

Peter Fay 
Clerk (Retired)
City of Brampton

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Zone Awards
Recognizing Commitments to Communities

Zone 1
Judith Smith
Director, Municipal Governance/Clerk, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Zone 3
Sheryl Ayres
Chief Financial Officer, City of Cambridge

Zone 5
Carrie Sykes, CMO, AOMC, Dipl.M.A.
Director of Corporate Services/Clerk, Township of Lake of Bays

Zone 6
Caitlin Salter MacDonald, AOMC
Clerk, City of Ottawa

Zone 7
Malcolm White, CMO
Chief Administrative Officer (Retired), City of Sault Ste. Marie

Zone 9
Laura Bruni, Dipl.M.A.
Clerk/Treasurer, Township of Gillies

Academic Awards
Recognizing Achievement in AMCTO Education Programs

Dr. C. Richard Tindal Award for Excellence - Municipal Administration Program (MAP)

Rebecca Zanussi
Executive Assistant to the CAO/Communications Coordinator, City of Orillia

Municipal Accounting and Finance Program (MAFP) Award 
Sponsored by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.

Neil Konzelman
Accountant, Municipality of Central Elgin

Municipal Law Program (MLP) Award
Sponsored by Thomson Rogers Law

Laura Scott
Real Estate Law Clerk, Town of Whitby

Employment Law & Human Resources (HR) Award
Sponsored by Cunningham Swan Lawyers

Jennifer Jones, Dipl.M.M.
Library CEO, City of Peterborough

Diploma in Municipal Administration Award  

Heather Kearney, Dipl.M.A.
Manager, Corporate Communications & Guest Relations, St. Lawrence Parks Commission

Executive Diploma in Municipal Management Award

Sarah Parker, Dipl.M.M.
Program Manager, Technology Projects & System Support, Regional Municipality of York

About the Awards

AMCTO is committed to promoting and encouraging continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence in the municipal profession. AMCTO recognizes the achievements of members and other municipal professionals through an annual awards program where dedication, hard work and commitment to the municipal sector, continuous learning, and professional development are celebrated.