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February 22, 2007
City holds gala reception to honour board members
It was a gala celebration last night to honour board members who served on the City’s agencies, boards, commissions and corporations during the 2004 to 2006 term. The reception was hosted by Toronto Mayor David Miller and City Council to thank the citizen board members for their contributions to various organizations, including the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Toronto Library, the Toronto Zoo, Exhibition Place and Toronto Public Health, as well for services ranging from the protection of heritage sites to the management of public spaces, including Yonge-Dundas Square and community centres and arenas. These services are a crucial part of the City’s service delivery system.

“Residents of Toronto play a very important and direct role in the operation of the City,” said Mayor Miller. “Thanks to the hundreds of residents who come forward to offer their services, the City is able to tap into the vast pool of knowledge, skills and talents that exists in the City of Toronto.”

Toronto’s many board members recognized at the reception were all appointed by Toronto City Council during the past term of Council. The City offers residents opportunities to serve on a variety of boards for City agencies and on key quasi-judicial bodies. In making these appointments, the City recognizes that the citizens of Toronto are best served by boards that reflect the diversity of the community. The City is now in the process of appointments for the new term of Council, and based on the number of applicants there is indication of an increasing interest in serving on these boards.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, its sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Stuart Green, Mayor’s Office, 416-338-7119
Nancy Autton, Strategic and Corporate Policy, 416-397-0306
Karen Jones, Strategic and Corporate Policy, 416-397-4429



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