South Dundas wins Economic Development Award

South Dundas economic development officer Rob Hunter, councillor Marc St. Pierre, mayor Evonne Delegarde and chief administrative officer Shannon Geraghty accepted the award. (Municipality of South Dundas/Submitted photo)

TORONTO – The Municipality of South Dundas took Top Honours in the Public-Private Partnership Award (Population 10,000-50,000) category at the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference Awards Gala Ceremony. The ceremony was held February 7 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

The EDCO Provincial Economic Development Awards honours economic development efforts from across the province.

This is the first time South Dundas has received an award from EDCO. Mayor Evonne Delegarde, Councillor Marc St. Pierre, Chief Administrative Officer Shannon Geraghty and Economic Development Officer Rob Hunter were on hand to accept the award.

It was for the South Dundas Student Technology Partnership between the Municipality, Ross Video and the Upper Canada District School Board . The project was initiated through a proposal South Dundas made to the UCDSB during the Public Accommodation Review Process.

“With membership of over 1000, EDCO is the country’s largest provincial Economic Development Association and the awards competition is extremely competitive,” explained Mr. Hunter. “Winning this award in the Public – Private Partnership Population Category is a real honour for our municipality, especially given EDCO received over 115 award submissions.” “Council is very proud that South Dundas won this Provincial Economic Development Award. It would not have been possible without the efforts of the entire community who pulled together during this process; school family, residents, staff and Council,” added Mayor Delegarde.