Roll of Honour
For the 30th 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.
Yvette Hayden (Gonzalez)
Former CEO, Northwest Territories Association of Communities
Yvette Gonzalez served the Northwest Territories Association of Communities for 28 years where she was a dedicated advocate for local governments in the North. Her work on behalf of northern communities was widely respected by territorial and federal governments and contributed greatly to the work of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Gordon Van Tighem
Former FCM Director, Former Mayor of Yellowknife, Former President of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities
Gordon Van Tighem demonstrated tireless commitment dedication to bettering the lives of northern people and communities during 12 years as Mayor of Yellowknife, seven years as President of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities, and in his role as Chair of FCM's Northern Forum.
David Miller, Former Mayor of Toronto, Dave Bronconnier, Former Mayor of Calgary, Senator Larry Campbell, Former Mayor of Vancouver, Ann-Marie DeCicco-Best, Former Mayor of London, Pat Fiacco, Former Mayor of Regina and Former Chair, FCM Big City Mayors' Caucus
These five mayors played leadership roles on FCM's Big Cities Mayors' Caucus at a time when the Caucus was instrumental in helping FCM change the perceptions of the role and influence of cities and communities in Canada. Through concerted collective advocacy, they earned municipalities a seat at the table with provinces, territories and the federal government. They contributed to the development of transformative funding arrangements such as the GST rebate, the Gas Tax Fund, the Public Transit Fund, ongoing funding for affordable housing, and the Building Canada Plan.