MONTREAL, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Claude Dauphin, President of the Ville de Montréal city council, at its regular meeting this past Monday, paid a warm public tribute to Mrs. Vera Danyluk, who is retiring from her long political career.

"Over the past 30 years, Vera Danyluk played a very important role in municipal affairs. Her commitment to residents of the Montréal urban agglomeration and Town of Mount Royal, relentless drive to ameliorate the quality of life in the community and her remarkable work to improve personal safety are part of her political achievements. On behalf of the members of the Montréal city council, I would like to acknowledge her exceptional contribution to democratic life," said Claude Dauphin.

Vera Danyluk held the important position of Chairman of the Montréal Urban Community Executive Committee from 1994 to 2002. She was also a member of the Montréal urban agglomeration council, member of the Ville de Montréal audit committee and Vice-President of the Commission de la sécurité publique, where her understanding of safety issues was greatly appreciated. In the 2005 municipal election, Vera Danyluk became Mayor of the Town of Mount Royal for a fourth mandate. She was re-elected in 2009.

"Throughout a brilliant political career, which she carried out with great humility, Vera Danyluk remained true to her priorities, to promote principles of sound governance and ensure stringent, open and upright management. She became involved specifically in promoting citizen safety on the Island on Montréal. Her actions were widely recognized, as she received the Governor General's Award in 2001. She is truly an exceptional woman as well as an inspiration for those who have chosen to enter political life," said Claude Dauphin.

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Bureau de la présidence du conseil municipal

For further information: For further information: Gonzalo Nunez, Relations avec les médias, 514 868-1127; Source: Grégory Kunz, Bureau de la présidence du conseil, 514 872-6276

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