Roll of Honour
For the 32nd straight year, FCM is honouring the true difference-makers of local government with our Roll of Honour Awards. These awards pays tribute to FCM officers, and to officials of member municipalities and municipal associations who have made an outstanding contribution to FCM and to municipal government in Canada.
Don Forfar served as Mayor of St. Andrews, Manitoba for a remarkable 16 years, from 1998 to 2014. Don is a truly gifted leader and during this time he showed an exemplary commitment to his community. He is driven by the belief that the job of those in local government is to leave our communities better off for future generations. That was evident in his time as Mayor. Don implemented flood defense systems to lessen the impact of spring flooding. He mentored newly elected officials.
Lise Burcher was first elected to Guelph, Ontario City Council in 2003, and quickly put her passion for community building and engagement to good use. In her first term, she co-founded "The Guelph Civic League", a citizen-driven organization created to mobilize and engage residents to come together, and drive innovation from the ground up.