Economic Developer of the Year Award

Ontario East looks forward to recognizing an economic development practitioner in Eastern Ontario as the Economic Developer of the Year during the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) to be held on October 20 & 21, 2021. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a nomination. Nominations are now closed.

For more information please contact, Lucy Medeiros, Project Administrator, Ontario East at or by calling 613-634-8569.

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Congratulations to our Ontario East EDO of the Year Award Recipients

2019: Katie Nolan, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

2017: Ann Weir, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville

2016: Anne Marie Young, County of Frontenac

2015: Linda Lisle, City of Quinte West

2014: Rob Hunter, EcD, Township of North Dundas

2013: David C. Paul, EcD, City of Brockville

2011:  John Paul Shearer, Kingston

2010: Judy Selvig, Municipality of Port Hope

2009: Mark Boileau, City of Cornwall

2008: Rita Byvelds, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs

2007: Karen Post, City of Belleville

2006: Norman Anderson, Renfrew Industrial Commission

2005: Jay Amer, EcD, Peterborough

2004: Shellee Evans, Town of Perth

2003: Paul Blais, County of Lennox & Addington

2002: Terry Lapierre, EcD, County of Renfrew

2001: Paul W. Fitzpatrick, City of Cornwall

2000: Chris King, Quinte Economic Development Commission

1999: Vic B. Allen, South Grenville

1998: James de Pater, United Counties of Stormont Dundas & Glengarry

1997: David C. Paul, EcD, City of Brockville