Mississauga’s CAO honoured with 30-year CAMA award

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Published May 19, 2021 at 9:20 pm

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Mississauga City Manager Paul Mitcham was honoured May 19 by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators with a long-service award, commemorating 30 years of working in municipal management.

Mitcham was appointed to his current job exactly one year ago after serving 25 years as the City’s Commissioner of Community Services. His work in Community Services led to the development of Mississauga’s Celebration Civic Square, as well as the Raptors 905 NBA Development League partnership, among other accomplishments.

Prior to joining the City, Paul served as Commissioner of Works for the City of Etobicoke.

“It is an honour to recognize Paul on his 30 years as a municipal leader,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Paul’s dedication to municipal service shows in his approach to community issues and it’s thanks to him that our City has earned a reputation as a hub for culture, recreation and sport.”

Mitcham was praised by several councillors for his service at the May 19 Council meeting, including Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito, who joked that one year as CAO during a pandemic is worth five years in real time. “So this really should be for 35 years.”

“You’ve always been willing to make things happen; to get things done. And that’s the mark of a good leader.”

“I am humbled by this recognition and thank Council and staff for their ongoing support over the years,” replied Mitcham, who added that he came to Mississauga with a four-year plan and “here I am more than 25 years later.”

“I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead including our pandemic recovery, our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and continuing to make Mississauga a successful municipality for our residents and businesses.”

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