E.A. Danby Award

Recognizing Municipalities for Outstanding Performance Improvement Through Innovative Practices

The late E.A. Danby was AMCTO’s first President. Mr. Danby demonstrated his vision and innovative spirit when he set out to establish AMCTO over 70 years ago. The E.A. Danby Award recognizes that same spirit of vision, and innovation in Ontario municipalities. This award is presented annually to a municipality that demonstrates, through a specific initiative, a willingness to employ innovative techniques and is able to demonstrate the tangible results of those efforts as they impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the municipal corporation.
Beginning in 2008, the E.A. Danby Award has been redeveloped into a tiered awards program based on size of municipality. Also, beginning with the 2008 E.A. Danby Award, the application criteria has been expanded to include categories for finance, administration and implementation of legislation.

The Award:

  • recognizes and acknowledges significant performance improvement made by municipalities through the use of innovative management activities or practices;
  • enhances the municipality’s image as an attractive community in which to live and work;
  • provides an opportunity for the municipality’s residents to appreciate the work that is being done on their behalf.

2016 E.A. Danby Awards

Population 20,000 or more

  Category – Municipal Administration:  Town of Newmarket for "HollisWealth Story Pod"

Population 20,000 or more

  Category – Implementation of Legislation:  City of Markham for "Automation of Markham's Backflow, Prevention Program"

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List of Previous Winners
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