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MISA Ontario Announces 2018 Award Winners at Annual Conference in the City of Hamilton

June 4, 2018  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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Every year, The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) of Ontario recognizes municipalities, individuals within municipalities and organizations for excellence in the use and delivery of technology.  

A panel made up of representatives from various municipalities selects award recipients from all nominations received. This year had a record number of submissions.   Awards were presented at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet on June 4 in Hamilton, Ontario. Winners accepted their awards from MISA Ontario President Connie McCutcheon.

2018 winners who received the Excellence in Municipal Systems award included:

City of Cambridge
CleanUP Cambridge

Recipient: Robert Delorme, Manager IT Strategy, Planning, Portfolio & GIS


Town of Innisfil

Custom GIS Applications

Recipient: Grant Cowan, Manager of IT


City of Mississauga

Virtual Campus

Recipient: Shawn Slack, Director Information Technology & Chief Information Officer


City of Toronto

Project Tracking Portal

Recipient: Rob Meikle, Chief Information Officer (Abere Channie & Richard Ng accepted on his behalf)


City of Toronto

Parking Tags Administrative Penalty System

Recipient: Kalli Chapman, Director Legal Services – Prosecutions

There were several other awards that also recognized outstanding individual contributions to MISA Ontario last night:

This year the People’s Choice Award went to the Town of Innisfil.  

Partner of the Year Award was presented to SHI Canada for their ongoing support of the association.  Country Manager for SHI Canada, Patsy Swanson, accepted the award. 

The highly distinguished John Cushing Award of Merit was presented to Daniel Munns from the Town of Whitby for his years of long and exemplary service to MISA, being a champion for small municipalities, and a dedicated board member since 2009.   

The Lifetime Membership Award recognizes individuals who have been active in the association including participation on committees and the Board of Directors for a number of years.  Harry Turnbull, from the City of Windsor, received this award for his dedication to association over the years.

Garry Bezruki, formally of the City of Waterloo, also received this award for his previous service as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

On behalf of MISA Ontario, we congratulate this year’s nominees and winners.

All winning submissions for “Excellence in Municipal Systems” awards will be available on the MISA Canada website later in June.

For more information about our awards and previous winners, please visit our awards page

Any inquires please contact MISA Ontario's Community Manager, Jacqueline O'Hara.