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MISA Ontario Announces 2019 Award Winners at Annual Conference in Niagara Falls

June 4, 2019  
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.

Criteria includes:

  • Furtherance of a municipality's strategic objectives using information technology;
  • Demonstrated improvement in service delivery to clients, citizens or businesses;
  • High level of collaboration between IT and other municipal departments, as shown for example in a joint submission between IT and a client business unit.

This year had a record number of submissions.   Awards were presented at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet on June 3 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  

2019 winners who received the Excellence in Municipal Systems award included:


West Parry Sound Geographic Network




  • Joe Villeneuve – Manager, Corporate Services, Township of Archipelago
  • Chris Mahon – GIS Data Management Specialist WPSGN & Township of Seguin
  • Forrest Pengra – Manager of Infrastructure and Technology, Town of West Parry Sound



Town of East Gwillimbury

East Gwillimbury Growth Management & Development Dashboard



  • Carolynne Saxton – GIS Coordinator Tweet



City of Toronto

Supply Chain Transformation – Sourcing, Contracts Management & Spend Visibility



  • Fazal Husain - Director, Enterprise Solutions Services
  • Anne Marie Roncadin – Project Director, Purchasing 
  • Priya Prabhu – Manager, SAP Solution Planning & Delivery 



City of Toronto

Toronto Water Transmission Operations Optimizer



  • Francis Poon - Manager, Integrated Technology Management, Toronto Water
  • Gary Thompson - Area Supervisor, Process Operation and Maintenance, Toronto Water 



County of Bruce

Bruce Worx - Modern Workplace Transformation 



  • Mitch Tolan, Warden
  • Bettyanne Cobean, Director of Corporate Services  
  • Michael Kirkpatrick, Manager of Information Technology Services
  • Jaron Kerr, Senior Technical Lead 
  • Adam Caslick, System Support Analyst 



Peoples' Choice

  • Town of East Gwillimbury



Partner of The Year

  • Digital Boundary Group


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.