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Tim L. Dobbie Receives OMAA Robert Baldwin Award

May 19, 2016  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA), is pleased to announce the presentation of the OMAA Robert Baldwin Award to Tim L. Dobbie.

The OMAA Robert Baldwin Award is Ontario's highest award for municipal public service granted by the Association recognizing a career of achievement and service in the field of municipal administration, significant and lasting contributions to municipal and local government in Ontario and service to the community, the Province and Canada by those who work in municipal government.

The award was inspired by the achievements of Robert Baldwin who wrote the first Municipal Act, supported women's rights and religious tolerance, and was one of the first proponents of a bicultural nation. Robert Baldwin is also known as the first popularizer of "Responsible Government".

The Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association membership is comprised of individuals who exercise all-encompassing management responsibilities for Ontario municipalities. OMAA strives to enhance good governance by promoting leadership excellence in local government administration for municipalities throughout the province.

The presentation of the award was made to Mr. Dobbie at the annual OMAA Spring Banquet. Tim Dobbie is well known throughout the municipal sector, having served the City of Burlington for over 30 years, including 11 years as City Manager. He has served as a Board member for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), is a Past President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA), as well as a former Board member of Burlington Hydro. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Burlington Community Foundation as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Goodwill Amity Group and the Board of Directors of the Burlington-Hamilton United Way, where he served as President in 2002-2003 and the Hamilton-Burlington YMCA. In October 2006, Tim received the Engineer of the Year award from the Hamilton-Halton Professional Engineers Chapter of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Hamilton Engineering Institute. In April 2009, Tim received the Canadian Public Relations Society, Hamilton PR Professional of the Year award.

President of OMAA and City Manager for the City of Cambridge, Gary Dyke notes: "Tim exemplifies the professionalism, integrity and innovative spirit that is required by those in administrative leadership roles in municipal government. Our association is proud to present this Award to Tim as an inspiration to our Members."

For more information :

Ontario Municipal Administrators Association
14 Caledonia Terrace
Goderich, Ontario
Canada, N7A 2M8