Recognizing 20 years of service
SPENCERVILLE - Twenty years has meant a lot of township meetings for Deb McKinstry.
The long-running Edwardsburgh-Cardinal employee, and current CAO of the municipality, was recognized for her many years of service prior to the September 26 regular meeting of council. McKinstry was presented with a 'Membership Service Award' from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) by township mayor Pat Sayeau who commended McKinstry for her two decades of dedicated public service.
Ward 3 Councillor Michael Barrett, who has had the time to see the impact McKinstry makes on the municipality first hand, echoed Sayeau's words after the meeting.
"It's been a great experience to work with Deb since I was elected in 2014," Barrett outlined.
Barrett points out that while it is the elected officials that are most often in the spotlight; it is the behind the scenes work of township employees like McKinstry that truly deserve the accolades.
"Aside from running the day-to-day operations of the municipality, Deb works with the elected representatives to fulfill their mandates," Barrett explains, noting that often that includes duties above and beyond the call. "That means taking early meetings before councillors head to their day jobs, and committee meetings in the evenings. Deb's commitment to the success of the municipality was evident in her tireless efforts to help make the Giant Tiger deal a reality under a very tight timeline," he concluded.