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 lucy@ontarioeast.ca 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