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Month: January 2012

Mayor Watson’s State of the City Address 2012

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I am privileged today to deliver my first State of the City address after a year of accomplishment together and to share some thoughts on the year ahead. Since being elected we have set a new tone around this council table….and – most importantly – in the community. We are committed to action – to getting things done…to delivering tangible, achievable results for our communities. This is what our residents expect…
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Mayor Watson outlines the year ahead in State of the City Address

Ottawa – Today Mayor Jim Watson delivered his first State of the City Address to members of Council, residents and staff at City Hall. The speech focused on progress made in 2011 and how Council can continue to move forward in 2012 on economic development, streamlined urban planning, better transportation and increased tourism. A number of new initiatives were also unveiled. “Since being elected we have set a new tone around this council table and,…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Kay Johnston

Mayor Jim Watson, with Osgoode Ward Councillor Doug Thompson, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Kay Johnston for her selfless volunteer work and many contributions to the community. Ms. Johnston, who turned 80 in October, has been a resident advocate for more than 30 years volunteering at the Township of Osgoode Care Centre and involved in all aspects of fundraising at the Centre. She also volunteers with the Osgoode Home Support Program, making…
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Mayor’s Speech: The Annual Chairs Breakfast with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning ladies and gentlemen, It’s my pleasure to be here with you here today. Please let me convey my sincere congratulations to Dave Donaldson and Mark Sutcliffe on behalf of all of us at Ottawa City Council. I know these two individuals will keep the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce at the forefront of economic development and innovation in the nation’s capital. In the past year I’ve had the pleasure of…
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Ottawa Police Services Board and Mayor Watson salute departing Chief Vern White

Ottawa – Ottawa Chief of Police Vern White was appointed to the Senate today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His departure will take effect on February 20, 2012. “I want to congratulate Chief White on his appointment and thank him for his service to our City,” said Mayor Jim Watson, who is also a member of the Police Board. “Vern has worked tirelessly to improve safety for all of our citizens and this has been reflected…
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