Chief Administrative Officer, Norm Kyle honoured with Prestige Award

    KINGSTON, ON, June 19 /CNW/ - Norman 'Norm' Kyle, Chief Administrative
Officer, for the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, was honored with the
2007 Prestige Award by AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks
and Treasurers of Ontario) at its 69th Annual Meeting and Professional
Development Institute.
    Founded in 1938, AMCTO is the largest voluntary professional association
in the municipal field 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 exceptional contributions to the Association and the
municipal profession.
    Norm Kyle commenced his employment as his municipality's Clerk in 1970
and, having survived and excelled through two amalgamations, is now the Chief
Administrative Officer for the amalgamated municipality. As noted by one of
his colleagues: "Norm strives for excellence in his profession and encourages
those around him to do the same. Freely sharing his enormous experience and
knowledge with others, he is up for any challenge and sees change as an
opportunity for growth and improvement."
    The honouree was caught completely off guard by the announcement,
including the surprise presence at the event of his family, including his
newborn granddaughter. "I rarely get taken by surprise, but this was
completely unexpected. This award is something that I will always cherish,"
said Kyle.
    Said Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield Reeve, Ron Millen: "On behalf of Council,
I would like to congratulate Norm on receiving the AMCTO Prestige award for
his outstanding contribution to municipal government. I know that Norm would
be humbled by being honoured and recognized by his peers in this way. Norm has
served his community in an exemplary manner for 37 years. He has strong
leadership skills, is progressive and is responsive to change. These are just
some of the traits that make him a worthy recipient of this award.
Congratulations Norm: well deserved!"
    Norm Kyle has been an active member of AMCTO for many years, having
served on the Association's Board of Directors as well as its Legislative
Committee. He was instrumental in the development and delivery of an
assessment and taxation training program which, between 1997 and 1999, guided
a record number of individuals through the mists of Ontario's new property
assessment and taxation system.
    The recipient has served his community as a member of the Volunteer Fire
Department for over 45 years. Norm is also a founding member of the
Peterborough County-City Disaster Trust Fund where he has served as a member
of the Board since 1980.

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