The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) has awarded Janice Baker, Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, with the 2019 Vanier Medal for her contributions to public service in Canada. Janice is the first municipal official in 25 years to receive the medal.
“On behalf of the Members of Council of the City of Mississauga it is my honour to congratulate Janice on this national award,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Janice’s commitment to public service is exemplary”. Under Janice’s leadership, the City continues to be respected for its financial planning and budget preparation and its strong balance sheet. The City has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award for 29 consecutive years. The City has also received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the GFOA, one of the highest honours for municipal financial reporting, for 21 consecutive years. The City of Mississauga has earned top marks for financial management, maintaining its ‘AAA’ Credit Rating from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) for 15 straight years. We are very proud to have Janice as our City Manager and celebrate this recognition.”
Janice joined the City of Mississauga in May 1999 as Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer and has served as Mississauga’s City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since 2005.
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