MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Kristine Fletcher, City Clerk for the Region of Waterloo, is the recipient of the 2016 Prestige Award from AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario). Fletcher was presented with the Award at AMCTO's 78th Annual Conference and AGM held in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
AMCTO is the largest municipal professional association in Ontario. AMCTO presents the Prestige Award annually to a member in recognition of a career of outstanding commitment to the ideals of the Association, and to the municipal profession.
Kris Fletcher is frequently sought out for her expertise on a range of municipal issues. Kris began her municipal career in 1982 at the Township of Woolwich, rising to the position of CAO in 1997. Kris made the move to the Region of Waterloo first as Deputy Clerk in 2000 and then as Director, Council & Administrative Services/Regional Clerk in 2002, the position she still holds.
Kris has been an active member of AMCTO, including serving as a Board member in 2008. Kris has been a mentor for countless staff over the years, supporting their professional development.
Kris Fletcher is a leader and innovator with respect to implementing new legislation and reviewing current practices. She is adept at working collaboratively with all stakeholders to facilitate a smooth transition and effective service delivery. Kris' recent work with the review of the Region of Waterloo's Taxi By-law and the arrival of UBER, has been innovative and pro-active. She initiated an extensive public engagement strategy, and conducted comprehensive research to ensure a fair, well thought out process. Kris was asked to present at AMCTO's 2016 Municipal Clerks' Forum, about her comprehensive public engagement process.
Kris was a key driving force behind the Region of Waterloo achieving recognition for innovative service excellence initiatives within her areas of responsibility in the form of an EA Danby Certificate of Merit from AMCTO.
"Kris Fletcher has provided exceptional service and advice to Regional Council for more than 15 years. Her professionalism, her integrity in carrying out her responsibilities, her collaborative nature and her commitment to transparent, accountable and modern government have benefitted all of us who live and work in Waterloo Region," said Ken Seiling, Regional Chair. "Kris's work has extended beyond the Region of Waterloo. Through her involvement with AMCTO, she has shared her experiences over the years and has been influential in helping shape new approaches to municipal government in Ontario. We are proud of Kris and congratulate her on her receipt of the AMCTO Prestige Award."
SOURCE AMCTO (Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario)
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