May 27, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson, Rideau-Vanier Ward Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Marie-Eve Chainey for her tireless work raising public awareness and funds to help people living with chronic kidney disease.
May 13, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Daniel McCarthy for his dedication to the mission of Scouting and to enhancing Ottawa’s southeast as a healthy, caring community.Over the past 20 years, Mr. McCarthy has been a leader of Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer troops with the 101st  Ottawa Scouting Group at St. Aidan’s Church in Elmvale Acres, as well as a Group Commissioner for 13 years.
Mayor Jim Watson is inviting Ottawa students in Grades 1 to 12 to create the official postcards for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations. Mayor Watson was joined by Ottawa 2017 Co-chairs, Councillors Jean Cloutier and Mathieu Fleury, to officially launch the city-wide competition today at Featherston Drive Public School in Alta Vista Ward. “Ottawa 2017 is not just a celebration of our past,” Mayor Watson explained to Ms. Davies’ Grade 4 class. “It is a celebration of our future.
Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mitch Kurylowicz today in recognition of his volunteer work with Free the Children, the world’s largest organization of kids helping kids, and his four years to date of fundraising to build a boys’ secondary school in rural Kenya.
OTTAWA – On Thursday night, the Ottawa Senators continue their exciting playoff push with an away game against the New York Rangers. To support the Sens, and at the request of the team, Mayor Jim Watson announced that the City of Ottawa is proclaiming Thursday, April 9 “Jeans and Jersey Day”.“I encourage all Sens fans to wear a jersey with jeans on Thursday to show support for this outstanding team,” said Mayor Watson. “Go Sens go!”-30- 
March 25, 2015 – Deputy Mayor Bob Monette and Councillor Stephen Blais presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Jean Séguin today in recognition of his many years of leadership and volunteer contributions in the Vars community.From 2006 to 2009, he spearheaded the participation of Vars in the City’s Neighbourhood Planning Initiative pilot project. Many of the programs and projects currently underway in Vars flow from the community plan that was developed during this process.
Ottawa – City Council today approved the 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets, limiting the total residential property tax increase to 2 per cent, while moving ahead with significant city-building projects such as Light Rail Transit, Arts Court, and the Bayview Innovation Centre.