For Immediate Release
December 2nd, 2015
Crombie Marks One Year Anniversary as Mississauga Mayor
Mississauga – Reflecting over the last twelve months, I remain humbled and honoured to represent the compassionate, hardworking and dynamic people of our great City as their Mayor, said Mayor Bonnie Crombie today, as she formally marks her one year anniversary from when she officially took the oath of office as Mississauga’s head of council, succeeding Hazel McCallion.
“As I said during my inaugural address, from this moment forward, every action we take and every decision we make, must be with a mind to positioning our City to succeed for the next 40 years and beyond.”
“And from the moment this new Council was sworn in, we hit the ground running,” Crombie added.
Working together with our professional staff, we have so much to be proud of, Crombie said, citing the following year-one accomplishments that include:
- Securing full funding for the Hurontario-Main LRT from the Wynne government;
- As a member of the Peel Police Services Board, stood up for the rights of citizens by helping bring an end to the practice of street checks (carding);
- Coordinating local government and community efforts to develop a plan of action to address the global Syrian refugee crisis;
- Bringing the mayors of Toronto, Milton, Cambridge, Waterloo and Kitchener together to commission a feasibility study on the “Missing Link” that will allow for all-day, two-way GO Train Service on the Milton Line;
- Creating the first ever Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) to ensure Council respects the great diversity of our City;
- Undertaking the first ever Mayor’s City-Wide Food Drive, in partnership with the Mississauga Food Bank and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services to raise 148,900 pounds of food and $82,000, enough to make over 207,000 meals for Mississaugans;
- Striking the Mississauga International Partnership Program (MIPP) to leverage our talented and diverse business community to access global markets and new investment opportunities;
- Creating the Mayor’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee and hosting the first ever “First Look” event in Mississauga to match Angel Investors with local, innovative start-up companies;
- Striking the Mayor’s Poverty and Homelessness Advisory Board to tackle these issues head on;
- Freezing the Mayor’s annual salary for the next four years;
Crombie concluded “As we look toward 2016, and the promise of a new year ahead, there is more to be done. I am excited about this work and seeing it through.
“I fully appreciate the responsibility of this office. The people of Mississauga have my commitment that I will work hard every day to build on our success and chart a new course to move Mississauga forward.”
Click here to watch Mayor Crombie’s inaugural address and for the full text of the Mayor’s speech.
Photo Caption: Mayor Crombie with Mississauga City Council 2014-2018.