Ann MacLean Award
The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and to mentoring women who want to run for elected office. It is named in honour of FCM Past President, Ann MacLean, who led FCM´s campaign to increase the number of women in municipal politics across Canada.
Only women who are no longer actively serving will be considered.
The application period for this award is now closed.
Town of Renfrew
Audrey Green provided over 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Town of Renfrew as a Councillor, Reeve and Mayor before retiring from municipal politics in 2014. Audrey first became elected as a Councillor of Renfrew in 1972. She was the first woman to serve on Renfrew County Council. She became Mayor of the Town of Renfrew only 6 years later. During her time as a member of Renfrew Town Council she was not only a great ambassador for the Town but a trailblazer and wonderful example for women in politics to follow.
Audrey was born in 1929, married in 1950 and had 4 children. She attended Drummond's Business College earning a Business Management and Accounting Honours Diploma, as well as Algonquin College in Ottawa. She worked as a bookkeeper for a local law office in her earlier years.
"Audrey has mentored many women in municipal politics. However, it is her long lasting friendships she made with colleagues that has impacted [our choice to nominate her]. Everyone, man or woman, who has chosen to serve on municipal government, or committee or boards in Renfrew, has been touched by Audrey Green's kindness and advice. Audrey is not only an influence for women who run for municipal politics, she is an advocate for women who also work in municipal government, offering advice and wisdom when it was needed."
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